|Title||Is There a Hitler in Ourselves?|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. - Assistant Professor of Government at
Harvard University, author of Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary
Germans and the Holocaust|
|Taped on||May 7, 1996 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||May 19, 1996|
|Duration||30 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||The title question, Mr. Buckley tells us, "recalls a book published in Great Britain not so long after the end of the Second World War in which the author, Victor Gollancz, wondered out loud whether such evil instincts as produced Hitler lay inchoate in human beings at large. The question, the gravest one can ask about the human race, is sharply etched" in Mr. Goldhagen's new book. A grim but profound discussion of this disquieting subject. DIG: "People are socialized by the societies in which they grow up. And in many societies, historically, people have believed all kinds of things about other groups of people which have led them to commit acts which we abhor." ... "Learning is not an inoculation against prejudice; cultivation is not an inoculation against prejudice."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Good and evil.|
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.
Antisemitism -- Germany.
War criminals -- Germany -- Psychology.
National socialism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's willing executioners : ordinary Germans and the Holocaust.
Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
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