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Finding Light in the Darkness? The Historical Treatment of Genocide as a Template for the Field of Hate Studies

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Raymond C. Sun

Washington State University, US
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I am discovering that to teach about the history of Nazism, the Holocaust, and genocide is to enter into a profoundly spiritual experience. By this I mean that in engaging with these subjects, students of history must come to terms with some of the most elemental, existential qualities of the human potential for radical destruction and limitless hatred. The topics force us into a direct confrontation with the concept of ultimate evil: its manifold attractions; its power to deceive and destroy both perpetrators and victims; and yet at the same time, appearing in the midst of the reign of death, the possibility of overcoming evil with good.

How to Cite: Sun, R.C., 2004. Finding Light in the Darkness? The Historical Treatment of Genocide as a Template for the Field of Hate Studies. Journal of Hate Studies, 3(1), p.167. DOI: http://doi.org/10.33972/jhs.28
Published on 01 Jan 2004.

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