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The Genocidal Mentality: Nazi Holocaust and Nuclear Threat

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The author of "The Nazi Doctors" joins with a scholar of nuclear issues in a comparison of Nazi and nuclear mindsets.
Hardcover, 346 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Basic Books (AZ)
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Apr 06, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it
In the first five chapters of Lifton and Markusen’s The Genocidal Mentality, the authors put forth a compelling argument that a genocidal mindset has rooted itself in the modern world’s psyche as a result of the development and proliferation of nuclear weapons. This danger is quite real, and has not dissipated, despite the end of the Cold War. The authors link this mentality to the Nazi genocidal mindset, and argue that both share alarming parallels. Notably, much like ‘ordinary Germans’ became ...more
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Still building up to really sit down with this one, but the bits and pieces I've read seem promising thus far with regards to a "deep analysis" (a la Erik Ericson) of genocidal and totalitarian movements.
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Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought reform. He was an early proponent of the techniques of psychohistory.

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