The Morally Obnoxious Comparisons of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocuast

Thomas, Laurence (2002) The Morally Obnoxious Comparisons of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocuast. [Book Chapter]

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The essay discuss the issue of comparing the American Slavery and the Holocaust, and the extent to which the ideology of the American dream has fueled invidious comparisons between the two peoples. Just as murder and rape are wrongs to be understood in their own right, I argue that a like claim holds for American Slavery and the Holocuast. The essay further points out that we should be weary of supposing that wrongdoing is the sort of the thing for which compensation is at all possible.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:American Slavery, the Holocaust, the American Dream, Suffering
Subjects:Philosophy > Ethics
ID Code:4634
Deposited By: Thomas, Professor Laurence
Deposited On:05 Dec 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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Steven J. Katz, The Holocaust in Historical Context. Oxford University Press, 1994

Tony Martin, The Jewish Onslaught. The Majority Press, 1993

Newton, Adam Zachary, Facing Black and Jew: Literature as Public Space in Twentieth Century America. Cambridge University Press, 1999

Richard Rubenstein, The Cunning of History. Harper and Row, 1975


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