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Published: 19 May 2011

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195395143

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Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

author David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

  • Provides a fresh look at forgiveness, and why it is so difficult -- and also, so important!
  • Applies a new theory of violence and aggression to a wide range of issues: literature, justice, theology, history, current events, daily life, and current social problems such as child abuse and bullying
  • Brings new insights to today's headlines, such as the underlying psychology behind early public support for the invasion of Iraq, the simmering Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and demands for harsh punishment, including capital punishment, following violent crimes
  • Includes numerous fascinating examples of animal behavior that help us understand our own
  • Provides a new set of explanatory spectacles through which to see the world, notably some of our own regrettable behavior

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