Get 'em All! Kill 'em!: Genocide, Terrorism, Righteous Communities

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Lexington Books, 2005 - Political Science - 199 pages
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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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Contents

GENOCIDE AND TERRORISM
1
SPECIFIC CASES OF GENOCIDE NAZI GERMANY CALIFORNIA INDIANS
15
THE EVERYDAY ILLUSION OF IMMORTALITY AND ITS DISRUPTION
33
FURTHER CASES OF GENOCIDE BOSNIA CAMBODIA RWANDA
57
A THEORY OF GENOCIDE AND TERRORISM
83
CENTERINGDOWN INTO THE IMMEDIATEVARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF GENOCIDE
123
THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE? A RELIGIOUS RETARDANT TO GENOCIDE AND TERRORISM?
163
BIBLIOGRAPHY
179
INDEX
193
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Bruce Wilshire is Senior Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

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