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How can we Commit the Unthinkable?

Genocide: The Human Cancer, 1st Edition

By Israel W. Charny


448 pages

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How Can We Commit the Unthinkable? Genocide: The Human Cancer was commissioned by the Institute for World Order in New York and supported by a grant from the Szold National Institute in Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Many Extensive Massacres and Exterminations -- Introduction to a Book about Life and Death -- The Unremembered Genocide -- Normal Man as Genocider -- What Are the Origins of Human Destructiveness? -- Amin: Ruthless Killer Plays the Buffoon -- The Cancer of Experiencing: The Intimacy of Life and Death -- The Sources of Human Aggression -- The Integration of "Good" and "Bad" in Healthy Aggression -- Destruction in the Quest for Life -- Interlude -- The Auschwitz of Everyday Life -- When Does Man Commit Genocide? -- The Massacres in Indonesia -- The Human Beings Who Are to Be the Genociders: The Individual, the Family, and the Group as We Know Them in Their “Better Days” -- The Tragic Illusion of Self-Defense -- Sacrificing Others to the Death We Fear Ourselves: the Ultimate Illusion of Self-Defense -- The Human Beings Who Are to Be the Victims -- Why Can There Still Be Hope? -- Nonviolent Aggression as an Antidote to Destructive Violence -- Strategies for Nonviolent Aggression in Designing the Social Environment -- Toward a Genocide Early Warning System -- Postscript -- Some Conclusions and a Redefinition of “Abnormality” -- The Flow of Normal Life Experience Processes in Individuals, Families, Groups and the Societal System That Can Culminate in Genocidal Destructiveness -- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

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