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Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century, Jonathan Glover

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Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century
Title
Humanity
Title remainder
a moral history of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Glover
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The twentieth century was the most brutal in human history, featuring a litany of shameful events that includes the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Stalinist era, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. This important book looks at the politics of our times and the roots of human nature to discover why so many atrocities were perpetuated and how we can create a social environment to prevent their recurrence. Jonathan Glover finds similarities in the psychology of those who perpetuate, collaborate in, and are complicit with atrocities, uncovering some disturbing common elements--tribal hatred, blind adherence to ideology, diminished personal responsibility--as well as characteristics unique to each situation. Acknowledging that human nature has a dark and destructive side, he proposes that we encourage the development of a political and personal moral imagination that will compel us to refrain from and protest all acts of cruelty
Summary
The twentieth century was the most brutal in human history, featuring a litany of shameful events that includes the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Stalinist era, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. This book looks at the politics of our times and the roots of human nature to discover why so many atrocities were perpetuated and how we can create a social environment to prevent their recurrence. Jonathan Glover finds similarities in the psychology of those who perpetuate, collaborate in, and are complicit with atrocities, uncovering some disturbing common elements--tribal hatred, blind adherence to ideology, diminished personal responsibility--as well as characteristics unique to each situation. Acknowledging that human nature has a dark and destructive side, he proposes that we encourage the development of a political and personal moral imagination that will compel us to refrain from and protest all acts of cruelty
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10152005
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.82
Index
index present
LC call number
D204
LC item number
.G56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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a moral history of the twentieth century
Label
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century, Jonathan Glover
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape. 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-447) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Ethics without the moral law -- Pt. 2: The moral psychology of waging war -- Pt. 3: Tribalism -- Pt. 4: War as a trap -- Pt. 5: Belief and terror: Stalin and his heirs -- Pt. 6: The will to create mankind anew: The Nazi experiment -- Pt. 7: On the recent moral history of humanity
Control code
1549337
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 464 p.
Isbn
9780300087154
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00036500
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44516553
  • (OCoLC)44516553
Label
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century, Jonathan Glover
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape. 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-447) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Ethics without the moral law -- Pt. 2: The moral psychology of waging war -- Pt. 3: Tribalism -- Pt. 4: War as a trap -- Pt. 5: Belief and terror: Stalin and his heirs -- Pt. 6: The will to create mankind anew: The Nazi experiment -- Pt. 7: On the recent moral history of humanity
Control code
1549337
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 464 p.
Isbn
9780300087154
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00036500
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44516553
  • (OCoLC)44516553

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