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Bonhoeffer’s “Theory of Stupidity”: We have more to fear from stupid people than evil ones

Sean O’Neill, Contributor

Have you ever said to yourself “Why are people so stupid?” Or, “Stupid people will be the end of the US?” Well, according to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident, who was arrested by the SS in 1945 and executed just before the fall of Hitler’s regime, we all have much to fear from stupid people.

The following article is a short but insightful look at Bonhoeffer’s theory of stupidity:

If that piques your interest and you would like to learn more about the man himself then take a look at his Wiki page:

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