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The Genocidal Temptation: Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Rwanda, and Beyond / Edition 1

The Genocidal Temptation: Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Rwanda, and Beyond / Edition 1


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The fact that Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Rwanda cast ominous shadows forward into the future compels us to confront these horrific results of the human head, heart, and hand. In Genocidal Temptation, Robert Frey presents a compelling, integrated focus directed toward the Nazi killing programs, American atomic bombings in Japan, Tutsi massacres in Rwanda, Soviet genocide in Lithuania, and other mass killing and repression programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761827436
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 02/10/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 868,454
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Robert S. Frey is Editor/Publisher, BRIDGES: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Vice President, Knowledge Management & Proposal Development for an award-winning information technology company.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Ethics After Auschwitz and Hiroshima Chapter 4 Reflections on the Holocaust and Hiroshima Chapter 5 To Deem nor Not to Deem "It" Genocide: A Double-Edged Sword Chapter 6 More Than Genocide: Rwanda Revisited (Before and After 1994) Chapter 7 Afraid to Call Genocide Genocide? Reflections on Rwanda and Beyond Chapter 8 "We Call It Genocide": Soviet Deportations and Repression in the Memory of Lithuanians Chapter 9 The United States and the "G-Word": Genocide and Denial Before and Beyond Rwanda Chapter 10 Are We All Nazis?: Man's Inhumanity to Man and Goldhagen's Holocaustbabble Chapter 11 The Holocaust and the MBA: A Suggestion Chapter 12 Romancing the Apocalypse, or: Why We Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb Chapter 13 Naturalizing Moral Agency: A Critical Review of Some Recent Works on the Biological and Psychological Bases of Human Morality Chapter 14 Despair and Hope in Post-Shoah Jewish Life Chapter 15 Auschwitz and Hiroshima Chapter 16 Hiroshima and the "Auschwitz Principle": Günther Anders' Theory of Industrial Killing Chapter 17 Hiroshima, Mon Amour? Chapter 18 The Power of Individual Decision Making in Generating Hope in the Twentieth- First Century: Neutralizing Genocidal Tendencies Chapter 19 Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Icons of Our Century Chapter 20 About the Contributors Chapter 21 Subject and Name Index

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