The Banality of Evil

How Rex Tillerson changed his tune on Russia.

“This was a man who was deeply skeptical of Russia, and a person who gave every appearance of being unwilling to commit his firm’s famous reputation for sharp investment decisions and careful financial management to the risks of dealing in an anarchic environment,” said Bernard Sucher, a former Russia director of Merrill Lynch. But with the Arctic deal, “Tillerson had done a 180 on what I understood his views to be.”

I have ideals and an ethos until you offer me (or my corporation) money and then it’s all relative, I guess.

That’s the banality of evil.

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