"I heard he wanted to see the photographs, and was recently asked if I'd be interested in corresponding with him," says Barnes. "I said no -- partly because there's a lot in what he says that I respect. His means were completely wrong, of course, and if we met I'd feel compelled to ask him how he could justify committing murder for his cause.
"Ted brought profound suffering to quite a few people, and it disturbed me to be with the cabin. It's the most banal piece of architecture imaginable. Why is this simple, stupid structure so important? Because of what went on inside it, and because it represents the dark side of idealism, which is fanaticism."
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