Parallels to Discrimination Mar 29, 2012
by David M J
The book War without Mercy reminds us that stereotypes about other groups are always floating around in the collective unconscious and can be revived to apply to whatever group is now considered the enemy, with vicious results. The author traces these stereotypes on both sides of the Pacific war and shows how they influenced the hatred and killings by and for all involved. The book is an excellent addition to descriptions of the war that only focus on the military aspects of the conflict, and shows how they influenced those military aspects.