Sartre and Evil: Guidelines for a Struggle

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Appendix

This Appendix consists of two studies that we conducted in relation to the spread of political evil in Israel. The two studies were published in the newsletter Struggle, which we put out twice a year as part of our work for the Foundation for Democratic Education in Israel. "Racism in the Israeli Press" appeared in March 1990. "The Response of Israeli Academics to the Intifada" appeared in March 1991. The significance of these studies is that they bring some empirical evidence specific to Israel in regard to the prevalence of Evil, evidence that supports Sartre's important insights.


Racism in the Israeli Press

Haim Gordon and Rivca Gordon


INTRODUCTION

During the past few years, statistical surveys and political developments in Israel have both revealed a growing acceptance of racism against Arabs as a legitimate political stance. The appearance of Israeli political parties that deny human and civil rights to Israeli Arabs and to Palestinians is an affirmation of this trend. These surveys and developments indicate that racist statements have become acceptable in many areas of Israeli society.

We define a racist statement as a statement in which certain derogatory qualities such as bloodthirstiness or hatred of nature are attributed to all Arabs. A racist statement is also one which states that the Jewish people are superior or better in some of its qualities than some other nation.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xxiii
  • Part I - Intuitively Responding to Evil 1
  • 1 - Evil and Lucidity 3
  • Notes 16
  • 2 - Unmasking Noble Evil 17
  • Notes 31
  • 3 - Bewitching Evil 33
  • Notes 47
  • 4 - Horror and Evil 49
  • Notes 62
  • Part II - The Ontology of Evil 63
  • 5 - Sartre's Ontology of Evil and the Poverty of the Social Sciences 65
  • Notes 77
  • 6 - Evil for Evil's Sake 79
  • Notes 86
  • 7 - The Consciousness of Genet: A Rejection of Fanaticism 87
  • Notes 103
  • 8 - Genet's Redemption from a Life of Evil 105
  • Notes 113
  • Part III - Evil and Society 115
  • 9 - Fighting Evil Straightforwardly 117
  • Notes 127
  • 10 - Sartre's Tone of Moral Indignation 129
  • Notes 140
  • 11 - Seriality versus Education 143
  • Notes 160
  • 12 - Passivity, Black Pride, and Evil 161
  • Notes 180
  • 13 - Passivity and the Distortion of Truth and Knowledge 183
  • Notes 198
  • 14 - Some Problems 199
  • Notes 206
  • Summary 207
  • Appendix 211
  • Selected Bibliography 227
  • Index 231
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