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Synopsis: Two profound atrocities in the history of Western culture form the subject of this moving philosophical exploration: American Slavery and the Holocaust. An African American and a Jew, Laurence Mordekhai Thomas denounces efforts to place the suffering of one group above the other. Rather, he pronounces these two defining historical experiences as profoundly evil in radically different ways and points to their logically incompatible aims.The author begins with a discussion of the nature of evil, exploring the fragility of human beings and the phenomena of compartmentalizing, unquestioning obedience to authority, and moral drift. Citing compelling examples from history and contemporary life, he characterizes evil acts in terms of moral agency, magnitude, and intent.With moving testimony, Thomas depicts the moral pain of African Americans and Jews during their ordeals and describes how their past as victims has affected their future. Without invidious comparison, he distinguishes between extermination and domination, death and natal alienation, physical and mental cruelty, and between being viewed as irredeemable evil and as a moral simpleton. Thomas also considers the role of blacks and Jews in the Christian narrative."In Vessels of Evil," Thomas also considers the ways Jews and blacks have gone on to survive. He analyzes the relative flourishing of Jews and the languishing of blacks in this country and examines the implications of their dissimilar tragedies on any future relationship between these two minorities.
From the Publisher: A philosopher examines the moral evils visited upon African Americans and Jews
Title: Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and the ...
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. This item is listed as acceptable. All pages are intact and all text is readable, but binding may be loose and pages may have creases and shelf wear. May be missing dust jacket and/or supplementary material, and may contain writing and/or heavy highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 34FA3I002U00_ns
Book Description Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1993. Hardcover - as published. Good++ ex library with some underlining. Bookseller Inventory # 40418
Book Description Temple University Press,U.S., 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1566390931