Between Vengeance and Forgiveness Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence

ISBN-10: 0807045071
ISBN-13: 9780807045077
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

"Skillfully explores what steps can be taken in the wake of mass atrocities. . . . Incisive and insightful." -Jane Lampman, The Christian Science Monitor The rise of collective violence and genocide is the twentieth century's most terrible legacy. Martha Minow, a Harvard law professor and one of our most brilliant and humane legal minds, offers a landmark book on our attempts to heal after such large-scale tragedy. Writing with informed, searching prose of the extraordinary drama of the truth commissions in Argentina, East Germany, and most notably South Africa; war-crime prosecutions in Nuremberg and Bosnia; and reparations in America, Minow looks at the strategies and results of these riveting national experiments in justice and healing. "Compassionate and well-reasoned. . . . Minow makes a convincing case for the restorative power of speaking about trauma." -Alexandra Starr, Washington Monthly "At the close of this century of death camps, killing fields and desaparecidos, there is perhaps no more urgent question than the one raised in Martha Minow's useful new book: Can societies recover from mass atrocity without falling prey to the legacies of a violent past?" -Marguerite Feitlowitz, DRCLAS News "[An] enlightening exploration of a thorny subject." -Kirkus Reviews

Foreword
Introduction
Vengeance and Forgiveness
Trials
Truth Commissions
Reparations
Facing History
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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