Banality of Evil

By He Qinglian on June 16, 2013.

Source article in Chinese: 中国“硬币”的两面:独裁之罪与平庸之恶.

Some of the incidents that recently took place in China made me want to write this article. 

Sin of Dictatorship

The people of China have come to understand quite well about the sin of dictatorship. Their different views on Mao Zedong aside, most of them are aware of what dictators like Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong-Il have done. The evil of dictatorship in real life could easily be identified. The recent arrest of photojournalist Du Bin by Beijing police on the charge of “suspicious of disturbing order in public order” is an example.