Evil Men

Evil Men

James Dawes
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: Harvard University Press
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2tt7sw
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    Evil Men
    Book Description:

    A searching meditation on our all-too-human capacity for inhumanity, Evil Men confronts atrocity head-on-how it looks and feels, what motivates it, how it can be stopped. James Dawes's unflinchingly honest account, drawing on firsthand interviews, is not just about the things Japanese war criminals did, but about what it means to befriend them.

    eISBN: 978-0-674-07397-5
    Subjects: History, Political Science, Philosophy

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-x)
  3. PREFACE
    (pp. xi-xvi)
  4. Evil Men
    (pp. 1-224)

    Do you miss your old war buddies—the people you were with until the end of the war?

    Oh, yeah. I miss them. Most of them were, you know, like brothers. Really. They were really like your family.

    I’d imagine so . . .

    Yeah, we’ve been through life-or-death struggles together. You know? It’s more than what you’ve been through with your own brothers. I do miss those guys, of course.

    Each time, I hand the interviewee a small sachet of wild rice from Minnesota. Each time, I begin with awkward, repetitive half-bows, and the same joke about how I...

  5. NOTES
    (pp. 227-254)
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. 255-256)
  7. INDEX
    (pp. 257-263)