Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Against Utilitarian Compromise

Leo Tolstoy in What is Art?:

"[...] the indubitable truth, that all compromise with institutions of which your conscience disapproves--compromises which are usually made for the sake of the general good--instead of producing the good you expected, inevitably lead you not only to acknowledge the institution you disapprove of, but also to participate in the evil that institution produces."

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