Worse Than War: Genocide, eliminationism and the ongoing assault on humanity (Paperback)Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (author,editor)
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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen brings us now an original and important study of genocide that reconceives its very nature. He does so not by examining a series of genocides but by exploring the nature of mass killing itself. Our failure to clearly describe, explain, and understand the mechanisms of genocide has made it difficult to prevent, and this book will change that.
Through exhaustive research, he brilliantly lays out the roots and motivations of mass slaughter, exploring such questions as: Why do genocides occur? What makes people willing to slaughter others? Based on his thoroughgoing reconceptualization of genocide, Goldhagen proposes novel, sensible, and effective measures to put an end to this scourge of humanity, which is worse, even, than war.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 46 mm
** 'Impressive, scholarly and thoroughly unsettling * GQ *
** 'Disturbing and impassioned . . .A powerful and affecting study of man's inhumanity to man (and woman and child) * Ian Pindar, Guardian *
** 'Worse Than War makes a compelling and brave argument that our world must heed if we are to see sanity restored . . . Magnificent [and] inspiring * Michael Gove, Daily Mail *
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