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Vulnerable in the system | Moment's Notice


March 30, 2018

Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” (1953) after learning that his friend, Elia Kazan, named names of supposed communists to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Miller did not denounce Kazan for bending to the great pressure and said, “You are not guilty of the crime you are charged with, but you are charged, so you feel guilty.”

Through “The Crucible,” he demonstrated how good people could behave contrary to their values or lose perspective when functioning within systems implemented by humans with all of our fallibilities.

The House committee was established in 1938...

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