In his book Less Than Human: The Psychology of Cruelty, David Livingston Smith explores how people, through dehumanization, come to be able to torture, kill and dismember other people - not just the psychopaths of the world, but the soldiers and leaders throughout history that have systematically set out to remove or subdue a group of people in the name of politics, race, religion, etc.
Has anyone ever purposely killed another person (and willing to share)?
If so, how did you come to terms with it?
Anyone read this book?
There's an interview with the author on maine public radio this afternoon at 12:15 - they stream live. I'm gonna try and listen.
Edited, Dec 20th 2011 3:02pm by Elinda