Between Vengeance and Forgiveness - Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence
Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence
Product Code: 4507
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 5-1/2" X 8-1/2" Inches
Trade Code: 00T
Price: $20.00 In stock.
"Skillfully explores what steps can be taken in the wake of mass atrocities. . . . Incisive and insightful."
-Jane Lampman, The Christian Science Monitor
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.
"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
Martha Minow is a professor of law at Harvard Law School. She is author of Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion and American Law and Not Only for Myself: Identity, Politics, and Law. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.