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Genocidal Temptation : Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Rwanda, and Beyond - Robert S. Frey

Genocidal Temptation

Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Rwanda, and Beyond

By: Robert S. Frey (Editor), Harald Runblom (Contribution by), Darrell J. Fasching (Contribution by), Eric Markusen (Contribution by), Samuel Totten (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 28th February 2004
ISBN: 9780761827436
Number Of Pages: 267

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The fact that Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Rwanda cast ominous shadows forward into the future compels us to confront these horrific results of the human head, heart, and hand. In Genocidal Temptation, Robert Frey presents a compelling, integrated focus directed toward the Nazi killing programs, American atomic bombings in Japan, Tutsi massacres in Rwanda, Soviet genocide in Lithuania, and other mass killing and repression programs.

A rich discussion of why genocide happens and what can be done to prevent it. ...Through definitional preciseness, concerned with avoiding a definitional process that dehumanizes conflict, and the adept marshalling of theological arguments, Frey's collection poses important and haunting questions. His multidisciplinary approach is a provocative introduction for the student interested in the topic of genocide and willing to grapple with it complexities.--Sarah Rice "Harvard Human Rights Journal "

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Ethics After Auschwitz and Hiroshimap. 1
Reflections on the Holocaust and Hiroshimap. 25
To Deem or Not To Deem "It" Genocide: A Double-Edged Swordp. 41
More Than Genocide: Rwanda Revisited (Before and After 1994)p. 57
Afraid to Call Genocide Genocide? Reflections on Rwanda and Beyondp. 67
"We Call It Genocide": Soviet Deportations and Repression in the Memory of Lithuaniansp. 79
The United States and the "G-Word": Genocide and Denial Before and Beyond Rwandap. 101
Are We All Nazis?: Man's Inhumanity to Man and Goldhagen's Holocaustbabblep. 115
The Holocaust and the MBA: A Suggestionp. 131
Romancing the Apocalypse, or: Why We Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bombp. 139
Naturalizing Moral Agency: A Critical Review of Some Recent Works on the Biological and Psychological Bases of Human Moralityp. 155
Despair and Hope in Post-Shoah Jewish Lifep. 173
Auschwitz and Hiroshimap. 187
Hiroshima and the "Auschwitz Principle": Gunther Anders' Theory of Industrial Killingp. 193
Hiroshima, Mon Amour?p. 207
The Power of Individual Decision Making in Generating Hope in the Twentieth-First Century: Neutralizing Genocidal Tendenciesp. 225
Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Icons of Our Centuryp. 241
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ISBN: 9780761827436
ISBN-10: 0761827439
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 28th February 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37