The Psychology of Genocide, Massacres, and Extreme Violence: Why Normal People Come to Commit Atrocities (Praeger Security International)

The Psychology of Genocide, Massacres, and Extreme Violence: Why Normal People Come to Commit Atrocities (Praeger Security International)

Donald G. Dutton


Chronicling awful occasions that introduced the twentieth century to witness the biggest variety of systematic slaughters of humans in any century throughout background, this paintings is going past historical info and examines modern mental implies that leaders use to persuade participants to dedicate terrible acts within the identify of a politial or army reason. Massacres in Nanking, Rwanda, El Salvador, Vietnam, and different international locations are reviewed in chilling aspect. however the middle factor is what mental forces are in the back of huge- scale killing; what psychology can be utilized to indoctrinate basic individuals with a Groupthink that strikes members to mass homicide brutally and with out remorse, even if the sufferers are blameless kids. Dutton indicates us how people are confident to dedicate such sadistic acts, frequently preceded by way of torture, after being indoctrinated with ideals that the objective sufferers are unjust, inhuman or viral, like an epidemic that needs to be destroyed or it's going to damage society.

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