Victor Davis's Reviews > The Crucible
I took away more in this reading the idea of group guilt and point of no return. There are phrases like "I must," "bound by law," etc that seem to paint all, even the most manipulative players as pawns. Or, flies trapped in the amber. As if everyone contributes just a little in the laying of brick but then the structure itself has closed them in, forcing their hand. That self-reinforcing snowball effect is what's scary.
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