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Between Vengeance and Forgiveness

Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence

Author: Martha Minow

The rise of collective violence and genocide is the twentieth century’s most terrible legacy. Martha Minow, a Harvard law professor and one of our most brilliant and humane legal minds, offers a landmark book on our attempts to heal after such large-scale tragedy. Writing with informed, searching prose of the extraordinary drama of the truth commissions in Argentina, East Germany, and most notably South Africa; war-crime prosecutions in Nuremberg and Bosnia; and reparations in America, Minow looks at the strategies and results of these riveting national experiments in justice and healing.
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“Skillfully explores what steps can be taken in the wake of mass atrocities. . . . Incisive and insightful.”
-Jane Lampman, The Christian Science Monitor

“Compassionate and well-reasoned . . . Minow makes a convincing case for the restorative power of speaking about trauma.” —Alexandra Starr, Washington Monthly

“A deeply humane and empathetic argument.” —Alice Kessler-Harris, The Women’s Review of Books

“Offers a remarkable analysis of a troublesome legacy.” —Donald W. Shriver Jr., The Christian Century

“In taking a closer look at the social and historical roots of genocide and mass violence, Minow recognizes that justice is a process, not an end. Between Vengeance and Forgiveness is complicated, ambiguous, and deeply unsatisfying-exactly as it ought to be.” —Nicholas Confessore, The American Prospect


Between Vengeance and Forgiveness

ISBN: 978-080704507-7
Publication Date: 11/1/1999
Pages: 224
Size: x Inches (US)
Price:  $21.00
Format: Paperback
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