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The Roots and Flowers of Evil in Baudelaire, Nietzsche, and Hitler Paperback – March 30, 2006

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Open Court (March 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812695860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812695861
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,221,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are many insights about evil in this book - whether it's the evil of some mass movements or the psychology of a killer the need to make the acts appealing in some way drives both in their need for powerful illusions about the nature of evil. The irrealism found in the writings of Baudelaire or Nietzsche attempt to make evil palpable to people - they try and find beauty in ugliness or make ugly things look beautiful. the almost magical use of language transforms what is empty or hideous into something that is seemingly meaningful and glorious - for the practitioner or promoter of evil the form of language is used to distract from or hide the content. this among other things unites the poet, the philosopher and the politician - the three were wizards with language and oratory - able to make what is awful and heinous seem good and needed.

the book is divided into short chapters making it easy - if sometimes disturbing - to read. the first part is about theory about evil; the second is about the practice of evil-doers; and the third is about theories of evil and love. the final part of the book has thoughts on non-violence combating evil and finds support, interestingly, in Nietzsche - the philosopher of power. non-violence in the face of evil, requires much faith and strength and will, but anyone who believes that truth (people have intrinsic worth and dignity) and goodness (real virtues like courage, honour etc...) can overcome lies (people are merely animals) and evil (morality is a fiction); and that shame and guilt are still present even in moral monsters or those around them will find the non-violent answer convincing, I think... I'm glad to have read this book - it made me reflect on questions like: what is a just war? and how is a just war fought? as well as numerous issues around the subject of evil... very much recommended...
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A poet, a philosopher and a politician each understood the attraction of evil, depicting it in their respective genres; but it takes religious hermit and scholar Claire Ortiz Hill to put the three together under one cover in Roots And Flower Of Evil In Baudelaire, Nietzsche And Hitler pulling together their writings to examine and contrast philosophy with historical events in which evil is manifested. Her comparison will interest college-level students of both literature and philosophy and will provide excellent material for classroom discussion and further inquiry.
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