Hearts of Darkness


Julian Burnside: “Leopold and Loeb Case” and “Van Nguyen Case

Rollo Romig, “What Do We Mean By ‘Evil’?” The New Yorker 25 July 2012

Tina Beattie, “Thomas Aquinas, part 7: the question of evilThe Guardian 13 March 2012

How should we respond to evil? – Steve Paulikas, The New York Times 27 June 2016

Helen Garner, “The Darkness in Every One of Us”, The Monthly

The Washington Post editorial, “Facing Evil in Paris and Beyond”

Steve Taylor, “The Real Meaning of ‘Good’ and ‘Evil'”, Psychology Today

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Short Stories

Popular Mechanics by Raymond Carver(Carver Raymond_ Popular Mechanics)


Fyodor Dostoyevsky              Crime and Punishment

Primo Levi                                If this is a Man

If Not Now, When?

Eli Wiesel                                   Night

Albert Camus                            The Outsider

Joseph Conrad.                         Heart of Darkness


Margaret Atwood                    The Handmaid’s Tale

Joseph Heller                            Catch-22

Patricia Highsmith                 The Talented Mr Ripley

Thomas Hardy                         Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Robert Louis Stevenson.      The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Graham Greene                     Brighton Rock

Ken Kesey                                One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Oscar Wilde                             The Picture of Dorian Gray

G K Chesterton                       The Man Who Was Thursday

William Blake                          Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience (poetry)

Charles Dickens                      Oliver Twist

Stephen King                           The Stand

Ian McEwan                              Black Dogs    


Shakespeare                           Richard III (play)

King Lear (play)

Othello (play)
Euripides                                 Medea (play)

John Webster                         The Duchess of Malfi (play)


Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)

Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)

Elephant  (Gus Van Sant)

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)

The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)

Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears)

Fargo (The Cohen Brothers)

Lectures and Discussions

Ted Talks: Philip Zimbardo: The Psychology of Evil

“Terry Eagleton: On Evil”, The School of Life

Terry Eagleton – On Evil from The School of Life on Vimeo.

Evil: Talking to Terry Eagleton, Arts:21

Justice with Michael Sandler, Episode 1: What’s The Right Thing to Do?

Hank Green , “The problem of evil: crash course philosophy #13”

“The Day Norway Lost its Innocence”Author examines the story behind the 2011 massacre.

Robin Wainwright and Paola Totaro “A Dangerous Mind: What Turned Martin Bryant into a Mass Murderer?” Sydney Morning Herald,


The Stanford Prison Experiment features extensive information about a classic psychology experiment that inspired an award-winning movie, New York Times bestseller, and documentary DVD.