Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity (Google eBook)
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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Review: Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on HumanityUser Review - Simon - Goodreads
It is a given that book on genocide (or "eliminationism", as he dubs it) by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen is going to be provocative. The last chapter of this book certainly is, as Goldhagen advocates non ... Read full review
Review: Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on HumanityUser Review - Bish Chic - Goodreads
Daniel comes off as a pretentious man, he rambles and rambles, so much that you forget the point that he is trying to articulate. While he brings to light that are compelling in the least, this book is boring, boring boring. I feel sleep reading this several times. *yawn* Read full review
Our Age of Suffering
Explaining Eliminationist Assaults
CHAPTER FOUR How They Are Implemented
CHAPTER SIX Why They End
Modern Eliminationist Politics
CHAPTER EIGHT Thinking and Acting