We like to think of them as other, like somehow another kind of species or monster or something. And what happened, and maybe I should’ve expected this, as I went along and met more people and talked to more people I discovered that they were human beings just like me and that was actually the really scary part. It’s not a monster who does these things, it’s someone who belongs to the same world that I do and in many ways is like me, can do this. And I think, I guess the history of the 20th and 21st century demonstrates this in large quantities is that we’re all capable of these things given the right context and marching orders as it were.
in an interview here
Talking History with Romila Thapar
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