If a man believes that the good is intrinsic in certain actions, he will not
hesitate to force others to perform them. If he believes that the human benefit
or injury caused by such actions is of no significance, he will regard a sea of
blood as of no significance. If he believes that the beneficiaries of such
actions are irrelevant (or interchangeable), he will regard wholesale slaughter
as his moral duty in the service of a “higher” good. It is the intrinsic theory
of values that produces a Robespierre, a Lenin, a Stalin, or a Hitler. It is
not an accident that Eichmann was a Kantian.