Guilt About the Past

Guilt About the Past

eBook - 2009
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Guilt about the Past explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, not only to individual perpetrators. It considers how to use the lesson of history to motivate individual moral behavior, how to reconcile a guilt-laden past, and the role of law in this process. Based on the Weidenfeld Lectures author Bernhard Schlink delivered at Oxford University, Guilt about the Past is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how events of the past can affect a nation's future. Written in Schlink's eloquent but accessible style, these essays tap in to the worldwide interest in the aftermath of war and how to forgive and reconcile the various legacies of the past.
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : UQP, 2009
ISBN: 9780702251931
Branch Call Number: 303.3873 Sc
Description: 1 online resource (141 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Oct 06, 2013

Bernhard Schlink, who also wrote 'The Reader', compiled 6 essays to form this book to explore the 'guilt' associated with the next generation of Germans after WWII. I find it a bit philosophical, and dry to read. I understand the original essays are in German and this is a translated version.

Jul 09, 2011

This is very inspiring compilation of essays on social and legal implications of the Holocaust.
I believe it is important to read ...especially considering the Canadian experience with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.


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