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Get 'em All! Kill 'Em! : Genocide, Terrorism, Righteous Communities - Bruce Wilshire

Get 'em All! Kill 'Em!

Genocide, Terrorism, Righteous Communities

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780739108734
Number Of Pages: 199

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To think about genocide and terrorism is to accept an invitation from hell. In fact, hell may be too benign a term since it makes a kind of sense out of genocide and terrorism and ultimately begs the question: What is genocide? What sense does it make to kill or disable all members of an other group just because they are that other group: men, women, children? What sense can we make of genocide? The very meaning of "sense" threatens to disintegrate. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! is the first systematic attempt to understand what, up until now, has seemed inexplicable. Author Bruce Wilshire uncovers what seems to be the deepest root of the genocidal urge: disgust and dread in the face of abounding, fecund, life itself'¬ ;swarming, creeping, scurrying, unboundable, and uncontrollable. If his claims about the genocidal urge is true, genocide and terrorism are the ultimate anti-ecology. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! is a rare and seminal work by a distinguished and original thinker.

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The prose is forceful, clear, and engaging. The examples are rich, provocative, and far-reaching. Instead of lecturing at his readers. . . . Wilshire invites them to join him in a journey of intellectual exploration. It is philosophical in the admirable tradition of William James. It is an excellent book.--Richard Kamber, Chair, Philosophy and Religion, The College of New Jersey

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Genocide and Terrorismp. 1
Specific Cases of Genocide: Nazi Germany, California Indiansp. 15
The Everyday Illusion of Immortality and Its Disruptionp. 33
Further Cases of Genocide: Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwandap. 57
A Theory of Genocide and Terrorismp. 83
Centering-Down into the Immediate: Variations on the Theme of Genocidep. 123
Thinking the Unthinkable? A Religious Retardant to Genocide and Terrorism?p. 163
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 199
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ISBN: 9780739108734
ISBN-10: 0739108735
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Lexington Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.45