Humanity by Jonathan Glover
A Moral History of the Twentieth Century

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This important book confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the psychological mystery of why so many atrocities occurred--the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Gulag, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and others--and how we can prevent their recurrence. Jonathan Glover finds disturbing similarities in the psychology of those involved with atrocities, yet offers hope that the development of a political and personal moral imagination can empower us to resist all acts of cruelty.
 

About Jonathan Glover

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Jonathan Glover is director of the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London.
 
Published August 11, 2001 by Yale University Press. 476 pages
Genres: History, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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An attempt to formulate a new ethics, based on human psychology, that will account for 20th-century atrocities and offer some realistic hope that they can be avoided in the future.

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But the Americans really came close to roasting half the planet, and the following names should live in infamy: Douglas Dillon, somewhat extending his brief as US Treasury Secretary, who complained of elements in the cabinet who were "so irrationally fearful of nuclear war", and Paul Nitze, Assis...

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