Aaron Sorkin: Anonymity

“A mob acts out of emotion, absent facts, absent contemplation, mostly absent responsibility. What they get in return is anonymity. Conscience can be exhausting. It’ll keep you up at night. Mob’s a place where people go to take a break from their conscience.”

—Atticus Finch, in Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, played by Jeff Daniels.

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