Czeslaw Milosz and ketman: convincing yourself out of absurdity | Curio

Czeslaw Milosz and ketman: convincing yourself out of absurdity

9 mins | Oct 12, 2017

What it costs to comply with tyranny. To survive under totalitarianism, you don’t just have to blindly accept contradictions, you can internalize and justify them, preserving a sense of free will. Jacob Mikanowski explains Czesław Miłosz’s concept of the ketman in Aeon magazine.

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