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On Why, Seriously, Why

In 1945, esteemed American psychologist Captain G. M. Gilbert was assigned to the Nuremberg trials:

In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trails 1945-1949) I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.”

— Captain G. M. Gilbert

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