The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even—if you will—eccentricity.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Joseph Brodsky (born May 24, 1940), was persecuted in his native Russia and was forcibly exiled in 1972. With the support of poet W.H. Auden he eventually settled in the U.S. and later won a Nobel Prize.