Extraordinary Evil

Extraordinary Evil From best selling author Barbara Coloroso comes a timely and essential book about genocide Through an examination of three clearly defined genocides the Armenian and Rwandan genocides and the Europea

  • Title: Extraordinary Evil
  • Author: Barbara Coloroso
  • ISBN: 9780670066049
  • Page: 351
  • Format: None
  • From best selling author Barbara Coloroso comes a timely and essential book about genocide Through an examination of three clearly defined genocides the Armenian and Rwandan genocides, and the European Holocaust Coloroso deconstructs the causes and consequences, both to its immediate victims and to the fabric of the world at large, and proposes the conditions that musFrom best selling author Barbara Coloroso comes a timely and essential book about genocide Through an examination of three clearly defined genocides the Armenian and Rwandan genocides, and the European Holocaust Coloroso deconstructs the causes and consequences, both to its immediate victims and to the fabric of the world at large, and proposes the conditions that must exist in order to eradicate this evil from the world Coloroso is well known for her best selling books that explore why children bully In Extraordinary Evil she builds upon that research to explain why the impulse to bully is mirrored by the act of genocide By linking the psychology of the bully to the motivation that leads a community to murder, Coloroso provides devastating and vital insight into why people kill their neighbors Based on the author s 15 years of research and extensive travel, Extraordinary Evil is an urgently needed work in an age when acts of genocide seem to occur frequently and are in the public s consciousness than ever before.

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    1. A difficult, though necessary, read about the kinds of horrifying circumstances experienced by far too many on the planet. Coloroso uses the "bullying" framework, and explains that genocide is an extreme manifestation of the same social dynamic - and one that we all participate in, either directly or indirectly.

    2. I was disappointed with this one. The book does have some interesting anecdotes, but I was very frustrated with all the quotes from other people that were used (a few seemed out of context) to make her point. Even if I disagreed with some of the author's theories, I would have preferred if they had been fleshed out using her own words. I got the impression that the author didn't really know much about the topic herself.

    3. An illuminating book that will leave a lasting impression about how some humans can pile such misery on others and then deny doing it. The concepts of bystanders and their impacts cannot be underestimated.

    4. Somewhat disappointing considering the buzz I was hearing from others. Discussion of motivation is only surface level and seems the topic was too large for her expertise. Far too many subtitles, headings, and block quotes giving the book a scattered read.

    5. This short history of three major genocides in history along with her analysis on bullying, makes for a very tough but deeply moving book that everyone should read.

    6. Intense. Love how this is a natural follow up to her Bullying book. The links are well laid out. "History doesn't repeat itself; it rhymes". (David Kay).

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