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  •  That's the Catch-22 and the Greek Tragedy (2+ / 0-)
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    She did the right thing by the manual, and going outside the chain of command would simply have gotten her into trouble (I suspect, I don't know this for a fact).

    But that's no comfort for her - any moral person asks themselves:  Could I done more?  Did I take the easy, cowardly way out?

    This is - literally - the stuff of Greek tragedy.

    γνωθι σεαυτόν

    by halef on Sat Apr 25, 2009 at 11:46:33 AM PDT

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