By Raimond Gaita

The Holocaust and makes an attempt to disclaim it, racism, homicide, the case of Mary Bell. How do we contain those and numerous different examples of evil inside our imaginative and prescient of a standard humanity? those painful human incongruities are accurately what Raimond Gaita boldly harmonizes in his robust new booklet, A universal Humanity.
Hatred with forgiveness, evil with love, discomfort with compassion, and the mundane with the valuable. Gaita asserts that our perception of humanity can't be established upon the empty language of person rights while it's our shared emotions of grief, wish, love, guilt, disgrace and regret that supply a stronger origin for universal realizing. Drawing at the paintings of Hannah Arendt, Simon Weil, Primo Levi, George Orwell, Iris Murdoch and Sigmund Freud, Gaita creates a superbly written and provocative new photo of our universal humanity.

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