Hypocrisy: The Vice Of Vices

The hypocrite’s crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

~ Hannah Arendt, On Revolution, 1963

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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  1. She is of course the person who gave us the deathless phrase “The banality of evil.” Though intended for the Death’s accountant, Adolph Eichmann, it was and is still widely applicable.

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