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The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism / Pascal Bruckner ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: CB245 .B7613 2010

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    Uniform Title
    Tyrannie de la pénitence. English
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Bruckner, Pascal.
    Published
    Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010
    Locale
    Western countries
    Contents
    Guilt peddlers
    The irremediable and despondency
    The ideology that stammers
    The self-flagellants of the Western world
    A thirst for punishment
    The pathologies of debt
    Placing the enemy in one's heart
    The vanities of self-hatred
    One-way repentance
    The false quarrel over Islamophobia
    Innocence recovered
    How central is the Near East?
    "Zionism, the criminal DNA of humanity"
    Unmasking the usurper
    A delicate arbitrage
    America doubly damned
    The fanaticism of modesty
    A tardy conversion to virtue
    The empire of emptiness
    The pacification of the past
    The guilty imagination
    Recovering self-esteem
    The twofold lesson
    The second Golgotha
    Misinterpretations of Auschwitz
    Hitlerizing history
    The twofold colonial nostalgia
    Listen to my suffering
    On victimization as a career
    Protect minorities or emancipate the individual?
    What duty of memory?
    Depression in paradise : France, a symptom and caricature of Europe
    A universal victim?
    The wild ass's skin
    Who are the reactionaries?
    The triumph of fear
    Metamorphosis or decline?
    Doubt and faith : the quarrel between Europe and the United States
    To be or to have
    The troublemakers in history
    The archaism of the soldier
    The swaggering Colossus.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Guilt peddlers -- The irremediable and despondency -- The ideology that stammers -- The self-flagellants of the Western world -- A thirst for punishment -- The pathologies of debt -- Placing the enemy in one's heart -- The vanities of self-hatred -- One-way repentance -- The false quarrel over Islamophobia -- Innocence recovered -- How central is the Near East? -- "Zionism, the criminal DNA of humanity" -- Unmasking the usurper -- A delicate arbitrage -- America doubly damned -- The fanaticism of modesty -- A tardy conversion to virtue -- The empire of emptiness -- The pacification of the past -- The guilty imagination -- Recovering self-esteem -- The twofold lesson -- The second Golgotha -- Misinterpretations of Auschwitz -- Hitlerizing history -- The twofold colonial nostalgia -- Listen to my suffering -- On victimization as a career -- Protect minorities or emancipate the individual? -- What duty of memory? -- Depression in paradise : France, a symptom and caricature of Europe -- A universal victim? -- The wild ass's skin -- Who are the reactionaries? -- The triumph of fear -- Metamorphosis or decline? -- Doubt and faith : the quarrel between Europe and the United States -- To be or to have -- The troublemakers in history -- The archaism of the soldier -- The swaggering Colossus.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780691143767
    0691143765 (cloth : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xi, 239 p. ; 23 cm.

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