The book had to have a title. "A Bunch of Fairly Evil People" probably wouldnt sell as well.Originally posted by Shapley:
Are these people considered most evil only because of the number of people they killed? Was Hitler more evil than Jeffrey Daumer? Was Idi Amin more evil than Jack the Ripper? Osama bin Laden did not rule a country, so is he less evil than Botha?
Levels of evil are subjective. I'm sure the author thinks he is the definitive authority on the subject, but I think one can be more evil and yet do less harm. Perhaps the most evil people have never been able to obtain power to perpetrate their evil to the level needed to make it into a book. I'm sure some truly evil people have been found out before election day, and thus never made beyond city council.
Just a thought.
I remember being taught about Idi Amin. My teachers clearly thought he was evil scum. But I dont remember any national outcry to chastise him for his behaviour.