Good ‘n Evil Gets Back In The Arts

“Good and evil are back on the table again as serious issues requiring serious contemplation by all of us — not just theologians, philosophers, essayists, politicians and talk-show hosts. Not just “experts” such as President Bush or Bono or Elie Wiesel or Dr. Phil, to whom we outsourced some of our thorniest moral dilemmas. These people were only too happy to do a lot of the heavy moral lifting for us. (And God bless ’em for it.) But it’s time to shoulder the load ourselves. This latest surge of terrible events reminds us that, in the end, we’re all on the hot seat to decide: What is evil? What is good? What constitutes justice?”