The Banality of Systemic Evil –

This is spot on. The way that a person behaves when they’re a cog in a machine can be totally at odds with their own personal values. It’s a fascinating and disturbing quirk of the human mind. The extremes to which this influence can be applied is something everyone should be aware of. There is nothing more valuable to a group of people, and humanity itself, than a critical mind able to step back and examine a situation honestly.