Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

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INDEX
Abdul-Hamid, II, Sultan, 50
accentuation effect, 240
adaptations, 146
adaptive problems, 147
Adorno, Theodor, 76
aggression
and self-esteem, 193–194
agentic state, 108–111
Aktion Reinhard,99, 100
Altemeyer, Bob, 81–82
American Military Tribunal, 92
American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA), 270
Amnesty International, 128
ancestral shadow, 19, 134, 153, 271
Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD), 69–70
Archer, Robert P., 65
Arendt, Hannah, 94–102, 121, 253
Armenia, genocide in, 50–54, 252
assumed similarity effect, 239
Augustine, Saint, 137
authoritarian personality, 76–86
and its applicability to perpetrators of extraordinary evil, 83–86
measurement of, 79
personality dimensions of, 78–79
waning of interest in, 80–81
authoritarian sleepers, 84
authority orientation, 180–182
definition of, 180
Avdic, Nezad, 261
Babi Yar, 88–93
Balakian, Peter, 51
banality of evil
Arendt's conception of, 96–98
reaction to, 98–99, 101–102
Bandura, Albert, 185–190, 244, 249, 274
Bankier, David, 42
Banks, Curt, 221
Bassiouni, Cherif, 262
Bauman, Zygmunt, 87
Baumeister, Roy, 17, 193, 214
Behaviorism (Watson), 143
Belo, Carlos Filipe Ximenes, 127
Bent, Robert, 25
Berkovits, Eliezer, 267
Bettelheim, Bruno, 15
Beveridge, Sen. Albert J., 187
binding factors of the group, 20, 134, 212–220
definition of, 212
Black Dog of Fate: An American Son Uncovers His Armenian Past (Balakian), 51
blaming the victims, 20, 134, 237, 238, 249– 256
Blass, Thomas, 178, 181
Blobel, Paul, 92
Bonner, Raymond, 69
Bormann, Martin, 56
Bosmajian, Haig, 246
Bosnia, 191, 215, 217
“ethnic cleansing” in, 189
Brewer, Marilynn, 243

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface - I Couldn't Do This to Someone ix
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Contents xix
  • I - What Are the Origins of Extraordinary Human Evil? 1
  • Introduction: A Place Called Mauthausen 3
  • 1 - The Nature of Extraordinary Human Evil 9
  • Nits Make Lice 23
  • 2 - Groups, Ideology, and Extraordinary Evil 29
  • Dovey's Story 50
  • 3 - Psychopathology, Personality, and Extraordinary Evil 55
  • The Massacre at Babi Yar 88
  • 4 - The Dead End of Demonization 94
  • The Invasion of Dili 124
  • II - Beyond Demonization: How Ordinary People Commit Extraordinary Evil 131
  • A Model of Extraordinary Human Evil 133
  • 5 - Our Ancestral Shadow 136
  • The Tonle Sap Massacre 169
  • 6 - Identities of the Perpetrators 175
  • Death of a Guatemalan Village 197
  • 7 - A Culture of Cruelty 202
  • The Church of Ntamara 230
  • 8 - Social Death of the Victims 236
  • The “safe Area” of Srebrenica 258
  • III - What Have We Learned and Why Does It Matter? 265
  • 9 - Can We Be Delivered from Extraordinary Evil? 267
  • Note 281
  • Selected Bibliography 303
  • Index 311
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