All human beings are capable of evil

william smith
2 min readJan 29

I distinctly remember reading Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 1973 “Gulag Archipelago”, describing the horrors experienced by prisoners of Stalin’s prison system that spread across the vast northern regions of the Soviet Union.

Solzhenitsyn goes into great detail describing how all human beings can become viciously cruel, like prison authorities, to other human beings, especially when the cruelty is performed as a group. This is exactly what happened when five Memphis police officers killed Tyre Nichols by beating him to death.