Wednesday, April 30, 2003
I am reading Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner, a personal account of life in Germany between the wars. Trying to explain why people who were fearless in battle were reluctant to stand up for their moral ideals, he quotes Bismarck (loosely translated): "Courage on the battlefield we have in abundance. Civil courage is rare".
Posted by Yishay at 1:09 PM