Book Worse than war : genocide, eliminationism, and the ongoing assault on humanity / Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Publication year: [c2009].
Call Number HV6322.7 .G65 2009 ; HV6322.7 .G65 2009
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586487690 1586487698 9781586489007 1586489003
Extent: xii, 658 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
A paradigm-changing investigation into the phenomenon of genocide and mass killing, by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of international bestseller Hitler's Willing Executioners. His books stir passionate public debate among political and civic leaders, scholars, and the general public because they compel people to rethink the most powerful conventional wisdoms and stubborn moral problems of the day. Worse Than War gets to the heart of the phenomenon, genocide, that has caused more deaths in the modern world than military conflict. It challenges fundamental things we thought we knew about human beings, society, and politics. Drawing on extensive field work and research from around the world, Goldhagen explores the anatomy of genocide, explaining why genocides begin, are sustained, and end ; why societies support them ; why they happen so frequently and how the international community should and can successfully stop them. Goldhagen seeks to change the way we think and to offer new possibilities for a better world-- Publisher's description.
Preface : The choice -- Introduction : Clarifying the issues. Eliminationism, not genocide -- Worse than war : our age of suffering -- Explaining eliminationist assaults. Why they begin -- How they are implemented -- Why the perpetrators act -- Why they end -- Modern eliminationist politics. Sources and patterns -- Thinking and acting -- Actual minds, actual worlds -- Changing the future. Prologue to the future -- What we can do.