I’m re-reading Robert Stone’s Dog Soldiers, published in 1973 when people in this country were so frustrated with the president, the war, and the “not normal” status quo that some of them began blowing things up. Like buildings. With people in them. And themselves. it was a very dark time indeed.
This Conrad quote is from the preface to Stone’s novel, one of the finest written during the last century, and quite relevant to present circumstances.