Friday, June 11, 2004


Meaningful Work

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead, part 1, chapter 2 (tr. David McDuff):
The thought once occurred to me that if one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment, one at which the most fearsome murderer would tremble, shrinking from it in advance, all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.

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