Hannah Arendt On Silent Intercourse

   Hannah Arendt   (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975)

Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975)

A person who does not know that silent intercourse (in which we examine what we say and what we do) will not mind contradicting himself, and this means he will never be either able or willing to account for what he says or does; nor will he mind committing any crime, since he can count on its being forgotten the next moment.