Neighbors

History Shows the Tipping Point for Mass Murder is Closer Than You Might Think

Steven Gambardella

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Jewish children with their school teachers in Jedwabne, Poland, 1933. (Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons).

It has always rings hollow to me when people are accused of “inhumanity” when they partake in organized murder.

Dehumanization is a very human phenomenon. We choose who of our kind must be relegated out of it. It starts in the denial of the full humanness of a people, lurking in…

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Steven Gambardella

History PhD. The lessons of history and philosophy for your life and work. Writes The Sophist: https://sophist.substack.com/