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