The Future of A Negation

The Future of A Negation

Reflections on the Question of Genocide

eBook - 1998
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Univ of Nebraska
The Future of a Negation is a crucial statement on the Holocaust—and on Holocaust denial—from Alain Finkielkraut, one of the most acclaimed and influential intellectuals in contemporary Europe.

The book examines the Holocaust, its origins in modern European thought and politics, and recent “revisionist” attempts to deny its full dimensions and, in some cases, its very existence as historical fact. Finkielkraut’s central topic is the impulse toward “negation” of the Nazi horrors: the arguments made by many people, of varying political orientations, that “the gas chambers are a hoax or, in any case, an unverifiable rumor.” In addition, Finkielkraut looks at other instances of twentieth-century mass murder and at arguments made by contemporary politicians and intellectuals that similarly deny the full extent of these other atrocities. An original, fearless book, The Future of a Negation is an essential contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust and of genocidal politics and thought in our century.



Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1998
ISBN: 9780585352848
0585352844
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxx, 146 pages)

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