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400 Pages

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780190084448

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Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion

First Edition

Berit Brogaard

  • The first in-depth philosophical analysis of personal and group hate, one that draws a distinction between critical hate and dehumanizing hate
  • Explores how cultural myths about femininity, ethnic groups, and the land of opportunity perpetuate misogyny, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism
  • Makes the case that society is currently undergoing a "hate crisis" perpetuated by polarizing forces Argues for increased regulation of hate crimes and hate speech