"As it concerns the thrust toward war this indifference is best seen as moral insensibility: the mute acceptance--or even unawareness--of moral atrocity; the lack of indignation when confronted with moral horror; the turning of this atrocity and this horror into morally approved conventions of feeling. By moral insensibility, in short, I mean the incapacity for moral reaction to event and to character, to high decision and to the drift of human circumstance" (The Causes of World War III, 1958, p. 82).