The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism

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Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today's atrocities. Bruckner, one of France's leading writers and public intellectuals, argues that obsessive guilt has obscured important realities. The West has no monopoly on evil, ...

The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism 2012, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691154305

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The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism 2010, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691143767

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