The Politics of Hate
Robert L. Tsai
American University - Washington College of Law
November 5, 2012
Journal of Hate Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2012)
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2012-48
This is a special issue dedicated to the topic of hate and political discourse. Collectively, the peer-reviewed articles in this volume are concerned with the political aspects of hatred, i.e., psychology, motivations, organization, tactics, and ends. The articles approach the problem from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, history, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Among the subjects analyzed: group hatred as a heritable trait; hate as an irrational system of thought; Italian fascism's construction of the Communist other; the rise of the English Defence League and its anti-Islam activities; the persistent myth of blood libel; judicial handling of lynching in the U.S.; the challenges of drafting hate crimes legislation; and combating anti-democratic values such as Aryanism through youth literature.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 241
Keywords: hate, hate crime, evolutionary psychology, blood libel, lynching, jurisprudence, rationalism, islam, english defence league, fascism, communism
Date posted: December 4, 2012 ; Last revised: December 6, 2012
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