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The lesser evil : moral approaches to genocide practices

Author: Helmut Dubiel; Gabriel Motzkin
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, scholars debate the evils of Nazism and Communism and explore methods and purposes of comparing the two.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Dubiel; Gabriel Motzkin
ISBN: 0714683957 9780714683959
OCLC Number: 475386024
Description: viii, 231 p.
Contents: Part 1: Approaches 1. Nazism-Communism: Delineating the comparison 2. The Uses and Abuses of Comparison 3. Worstward Ho: On comparing totalitarianisms 4. Imagining the Absolute: Mapping western conceptions of evil 5. Remembrance and Knowledge: Nationalism and Stalinism in comparative discourse 6. Comparative Evil: Degrees, numbers and the problem of measure Part 2: Frames of Comparison 7. The Institutional Frame: Totalitarianism, Extermination and the State 8. Asian Communist Regimes: The other experience of the extreme 9. A Lesser Evil?: Italian fascism in/and the totalitarian equation 10. On the Moral Blindness of Communism Part 3: Legacies 11. Totalitarian Attempts, Anti-Totalitarian Networks: Thoughts on the taboo of comparison 12. If Hitler Invaded Hell: Distinguishing between Nazism and communism during World War II, the Cold War and since the fall of communism 13. The Memory of Crime and the Formation of Identity 14. Mirror-Writing of a Good Life?

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