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Vessels of Evil American Slavery and the Holocaust

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ISBN-10: 1566391008

ISBN-13: 9781566391009

Edition: N/A

Authors: Laurence Mordekhai Thomas

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Two profound atrocities in the history of Western culture form the subject of this moving philosophical exploration: American Slavery and the Holocaust. An African American and a Jew, Laurence Mordekhai Thomas denounces efforts to place the suffering of one group above the other. Rather, he pronounces these two defining historical experiences as profoundly evil in radically different ways and points to their logically incompatible aims.The author begins with a discussion of the nature of evil, exploring the fragility of human beings and the phenomena of compartmentalizing, unquestioning obedience to authority, and moral drift. Citing compelling examples from history and contemporary life,…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 10/13/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
On Becoming an Evil Self
Two Faces of Evil: An Introduction
The Human Condition
The Moral Community
Characterizing Evil
The Psychology of Doubling
The Institutions
American Slavery and the Holocaust
Murderous Extermination and Natal Alienation
Surviving into the Future
After the Ashes
The Fate of Blacks and Jews
Name Index
Subject Index