Ian McEwan Quote

You cannot be cruel to someone if you fully understand what it is to be them. You have to somehow screen that out. You have to say to yourself, "They're not really humans." Or you have to bring into line some sort of powerful ideology or some crazed religious certainty in order to blot out that human instinct.


Frontline (February 2002)

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You cannot be cruel to someone if you fully understand what it is to be them. You have to somehow screen that out. You have to say to yourself,...

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You cannot be cruel to someone if you fully understand what it is to be them. You have to somehow screen that out. You have to say to yourself,...

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You cannot be cruel to someone if you fully understand what it is to be them. You have to somehow screen that out. You have to say to yourself,...

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You cannot be cruel to someone if you fully understand what it is to be them. You have to somehow screen that out. You have to say to yourself,...