‘Everyone is a potential torturer’



This is hardly new for those who follow the news regularly but it’s well worth the read anyway (despite of the use of the Kindergartenesque ‘evil’ in there): “All humans are capable of committing torture and other ‘acts of great evil’. That is the unhappy conclusion drawn from an analysis of psychological studies. Over 25,000 psychological studies involving eight million participants support this finding, say Susan Fiske and colleagues at Princeton University in New York, US.”