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The Origins of Violence: Religion, History and Genocide

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Genocide is commonly understood to be a terrible aberration in human behaviour, performed by evil, murderous regimes such as the Nazis and dictators like Suharto and Pinochet. John Docker argues that the roots of genocide go far deeper into human nature than most people realise.

Genocide features widely in the Bible, the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and debates ab
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 20th 2008 by Pluto Press (first published 2008)
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Jun 30, 2016 Yupa rated it it was ok
Libro modesto nei risultati, specie rispetto all'ambizione dichiarata nel titolo, ovvero spiegare le "origini della violenza".
Di origini si parla solo nel primo (e assai interessante) capitolo. Vivaddio l'autore non è tra quelli che riconducono la violenza genocida alla cosiddetta modernità, anzi, tutt'altro: si scava in profondità nel Tempo, talmente in profondità da risalire a epoche precedenti la comparsa dell'umano, riconoscendo (ovviamente con le dovute cautele) pratiche "genocide" anche ne
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