we have learned to realize that even the most sophisticated society can still fall prey to an invasion of monsters. It is not public exposure that helps these perverters of human dignity. Rather, it is apathy. Laughter and derision might momentarily embarrass them but in the long run prove no deterrents whatsoever
The letter from which this quote is taken and the entire affair that it applies to is fascinating on many levels.
Many thanks to Letters of Note for highlighting this and in general for adding so much to my daily reading. It’s a tremendous site.