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Introduction to the paperback edition --
Sec. 1. Killing and the existence of resistance : a world of virgins studying sex. Chap. 1. Fight or flights, posture or submit --
Chap. 2. Nonfirers throughout history --
Chap. 3. Why can't Johnny kill? --
Chap. 4. The nature and source of resistance --
Sec. 2. Killing and combat trauma : the role of killing in psychiatric casualties --
Chap. 1. The nature of psychiatric casualties : the psychological price of war --
Chap. 2. The reign of fear --
Chap. 3. the weight of exhaustion --
Chap. 4. The mud of guilt and horror --
Chap. 5. The wind of hate --
Chap. 6. The well of fortitude --
Chap. 7. The burden of killing --
Chap. 8. The blind men and the elephant --
Sec. 3. Killing and physical distance : fro a distance, you don't look anything like a friend. Chap. 1. Distance : a qualitative distinction in death --
Chap. 2. Killing at maximum and long range : never a need for repentance or regret --
Chap. 3. Killing at mid- and hand-grenade range : "you can never be sure it was you" --
Chap. 4. Killing at close range : "I knew that it was up to me, personally, to kill him" --
Chap. 5. Killing at edged-weapons range : an "intimate brutality" --
Chap. 6. Killing at hand-to-hand combat range --
Chap. 7. Killing at sexual range : "the primal aggression, the release, and orgasmic discharge" --
Sec. 4. An anatomy of killing : all factors considered. Chap. 1. The demands of authority : Milgram and the military --
Chap. 2. Group absolution : "the individual is not a killer, but the group is" --
Chap. 3. Emotional distance : "to me they were less than animals" --
Chap. 4. The nature of the victim : relevance and payoff --
Chap. 5. Aggressive predisposition of the killer : avengers, conditioning, and the 2 percent who like it --
Chap. 6. All factors considered : the mathematics of death --
Sec. 5. Killing and atrocities : "no honor here, no virtue." Chap. 1. The full spectrum of atrocity --
Chap. 2. The dark power of atrocity --
Chap. 3. The entrapment of atrocity --
Chap. 4. A case study in atrocity --
Chap. 5. The greatest trap of all : to live with that which thou hath wrought --
Sec. 6. Chap. 1. The killing response stages --
Chap. 2. Applications of the model : murder-suicides, lost elections, and thoughts of insanity --
Sec. 7. Chap. 1. Desensitization and conditioning in Vietnam : overcoming the resistance to killing --
Chap. 2. What have we done to our soldiers? : the rationalization of killing and how it failed in Vietnam --
Chap. 3. Post-traumatic stress disorder and the cost of killing in Vietnam --
Chap. 4. The limits of human endurance and the lessons of Vietnam --
Sec. 8. Killing in America : what are we doing to our children? Chap. 1. A virus of violence --
Chap. 2. Desensitization and Pavlov's dog at the movies --
Chap. 3. B.F. Skinner's rats and operant conditioning at the video arcade --
Chap. 4. Social learning and role models in the media --
Chap. 5. The resensitization of America --
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