wealthy, successful, gifted, and strong. He sees himself as an exceptionally good person, uniquely virtuous, his actions always guided by the highest purposes. It’s true that he has robbed and murdered several of his neighbors, burned down their homes, appropriated their land and pillaged their resources. But remember, he’s a man of unique virtue and high purpose, an exceptionally good person, at least in his own mind. What should we do with such a man?
The Daily Show: It’s not important that we tortured people. What’s important is that we’re not the kind of people who torture people.