Everyday Evils

Letter from Robert Cormier to Michael Middleton 25 May 1998

Letter from Robert Cormier to Michael Middleton 25 May 1998

Robert Cormier responds to a concerned Chocolate War reader about the danger of avoiding negativity and even evil in the world. He describes evil as a force in the world, but invisible rather than obvious. Its inconspicuous nature is all the more reason to write and talk about evil's presence, manifestations, and effects.

Related Links:

An encyclopedic overview of different views of evil in Western cultural and philosophical history
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/concept-evil/

David Robson's interview with Delroy Paulhus, a scientist who studies everyday evils
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150130-the-man-who-studies-evil