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

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
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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 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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Writing style
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10152005
Cataloging source
BT
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1941-
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Glover, Jonathan
Dewey number
172.420904
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
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True
Series statement
Pimlico
Series volume
437
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  • Atrocities
  • Atrocities
  • Ethics
  • War
  • War
Target audience
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
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Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000021775610
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 466 p.
Isbn
9780712665414
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century, Jonathan Glover
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000021775610
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 466 p.
Isbn
9780712665414
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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