Humanity : A Moral History of the Twentieth Century
2001. A trade paperback copy in very good condition. Unmarked apart from creasing to the spine and light age tanning to the pages.
This work is a study of history and morality in the 20th century. It examines the psychology which made possible Hiroshima, the Nazi genocide, Rwanda and Bosnia. It draws on accounts of participants, victims and observers and suggests that different atrocities have common patterns.
"Superbly argued and always accessible, "Humanity" is an essential guide to modern catastrophe. Few books interrogate our recent moral history so directly or profoundly, or provide such a civilized analysis of the never-ending atrocity exhibition." --Ian Thomson, "Independent on Sunday" "A gripping and necessary book." --"Sunday Times"