The Banality of Evil

As a novelist, when I heard about this, I wanted to put a face to it, to understand who could stand up in court and argue for children being denied basic necessities. This is a video of a woman ‘just doing her job’. A cautious bureaucrat, an illustration of the banality of evil

— Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) June 22, 2019

The banality of evil right here, in real time. – US Department of Justice attorney faces criticism over 'sanitary conditions' argument for people in CBP custody

— Chris F. (@fnytv) June 22, 2019

With all due respect, our nation started out by enagaging in genocide and slavery. We had no compassion or common decency to people of color. But what we did do was move toward adopting high ideals and now we’re regressing back to what we used to be.

— Lisa Rice (@ItsLisaRice) June 22, 2019

Twitter points out that this is the same lawyer, Sarah Fabian, who delayed reunification of over a hundred under 5’s with their families because she had to dog sit.

— Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) June 22, 2019

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