On the subject of evil, I am reminded that Hitler aspired to be a painter and some of his works are still extant. Apparently he was a realist at a time when abstract and semi abstract were the fashion.
What might have happened had he been mentored by a sympathetic artist? We may have had a great painter instead of a great dictator.
I am also reminded that many in the middle east talk of the US as "The great Satan".
I keep wanting to ask "What is this thing called evil?"
We think we know it by its deeds, but what other forces may be acting on a man to produce those deeds.?