Cruelty

“What is supposed to distinguish man, as “wolf for man,” from the animal, what is supposed to distinguish the wolf-man or the werewolf from the animal, and thus from the wolf itself, what is supposed to distinguish human cruelty or ferocity from all animal violence—animal violence to which one cannot consequently give the attribute of cruelty (only man is cruel, the animal can harm, but it cannot do evil for evil and so be cruel)—what is supposed to distinguish cruel humanity from non-cruel (and therefore innocent) animality is that the cruel man attacks his fellow, which the animal supposedly does not.”

Excerpt From: Derrida, Jacques. “The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume I.” The University of Chicago Press, 2009. iBooks.
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