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Vessels of evil : American slavery and the Holocaust

Author: Laurence Thomas; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 examples  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Thomas; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 1566390931 9781566390934 1566391008 9781566391009
OCLC Number: 27682730
Description: xvii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. On Becoming an Evil Self. 1. Two Faces of Evil: An Introduction. 2. The Human Condition. 1. Good and Bad. 2. Immoral Rapprochement. 3. Understanding Obedience to Authority. 4. Obeying Authority and Becoming Morally Sullied. 3. The Moral Community. 5. Common-Sense Morality. 6. Moral Drift. 7. The People of Le Chambon. 4. Characterizing Evil. 8. Acts of Evil. 5. The Psychology Of Doubling. 9. The Problem. 10. Doubling and Multiple Personality Disorder. 11. The Psychology of Doubling. 12. Moral Disassociation --
pt. II. The Institutions. 6. American Slavery and the Holocaust. 13. The Conception of the Victims. 14. The Institutions. 7. Murderous Extermination and Natal Alienation. 15. Doing Justice to the Difference. 16. Ultimates in Evil: Alienation and Extermination. 17. Self-Hatred --
pt. III. Surviving into the Future. 8. After the Ashes. 18. Jews. 19. Blacks. 20. Historical Contexts. 21. Group Autonomy. 9. The Fate of Blacks and Jews. 22. The General Problem of Cooperation. 23. Neither Coercive nor Affirming Cooperation. 24. Cooperation and Having a Narrative. 25. Blacks and Jews.
Responsibility: Laurence Mordekhai Thomas.

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