As already mentioned in my last post, I was going to read my next assignment was to read Chanakya‘s Chants by Ashwin Sanghi. It’s a short book with 400 pages. I shall write a review on this book later. For the time being I am more concerned about a quote I read in the book.
A single death is tragedy; a million deaths is a statistics
Yesterday, Japan had an earthquake which shook not only entire Japan but the tremors were felt as far as in Beijing. Tsunami followed. At first Japanese Government assured no damage to reactors, but the death toll kept on rising. By today it’s in five figures. Japan is supposed to facing the worst tragic event after WW2. The rising death tolls have become mere statistics.
The quote is by none other than Joseph Stalin.