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Published: 25 September 2014

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199393718

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The Joy of Pain

Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature

Richard H. Smith

  • Explores a fascinating side of human emotion few will admit
  • Probes pop culture, television, sports, and politics to show how pervasive schadenfreude is in our lives
  • Includes a daring analysis of the role of mass schadenfreude in World War II
  • Features original and clever illustrations

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