As low as it goes?

Concerning the prosecutors (persecutors) of David Drake,

…you might think that, morally speaking, they could sink no lower. Alas, when one advances blindly across the boggy ground of realpolitik, when pragmatism takes up the baton and conducts the orchestra, ignoring what is written in the score, you can be pretty sure that, as the imperative logic of dishonor will show, there are still, after all, a few more steps to descend.

–José Saramago, Death, With Interruptions [p. 59]


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