Brutality: Purity and Revenge by Isuru Abeysinghe

Brutality: Purity and Revenge

By Isuru Abeysinghe

  • Release Date: 2013-03-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Examines the fundamental causes of brutality, atrocities and extremism in the world in both a historical and contemporary context. Purports the theory that all causes of extremism stem from two main contributing factors - the desire for purity or the desire for revenge. Various conflicts are categorized into the general categories of purity-based extremism: racial, religious and political as well as an examination of conflict scenarios that revolve around revenge and cyclic retribution.

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