C.S. Lewis on the greatest evil

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27 February 2011

“The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.”

C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters

I am grateful to ‘White Lies’ who posted this quotation in a comment underneath a recent Economist article (Lloyds’ results: Of mad dogs and English banks) which explored a few of the ruses employed by Lloyds Banking Group to disguise its own failures.

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