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Worse Than War

Genocide, Eliminationism, And The Ongoing Assault On Humanity

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s books are events. They 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. In doing so, 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.

As a great book should, Worse than War seeks to change the way we think and to offer new possibilities for a better world. It tells us how we might at last begin to eradicate this greatest scourge of humankind.

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Format: Book
Author: Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah
Summary: A paradigm-changing investigation into the phenomenon of genocide and mass killing--explaining why genocides begin, are sustained, and end; why societies support them and why they happen so frequently; and how the international community should and can successfully stop them.
Title: Worse than war : genocide, eliminationism, and the ongoing assault on humanity / Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Publisher Date: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.
Subject: Genocide -- Psychological aspects Genocide -- Prevention Racism -- Psychological aspects. Prejudices -- Psychological aspects. Hate -- Case studies. Group identity -- Case studies.
Isbn: 9781586487690 (alk. paper) 1586487698 (alk. paper)
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Bib Id: 326497

Format: Book
Author: Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah
Summary: A paradigm-changing investigation into the phenomenon of genocide and mass killing--explaining why genocides begin, are sustained, and end; why societies support them and why they happen so frequently; and how the international community should and can successfully stop them.
Title: Worse than war : genocide, eliminationism, and the ongoing assault on humanity / Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.
Description: xii, 658 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Genocide -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Genocide -- Prevention
Subjects: Racism -- Psychological aspects.
Subjects: Prejudices -- Psychological aspects.
Subjects: Hate -- Case studies.
Subjects: Group identity -- Case studies.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-628) and index.
Contents: The choice -- 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 words -- Changing the future. Prologue to the future ; What we can do.
LCCN: 2009028035
ISBN: 9781586487690 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1586487698 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 364.151 Gol