To think about gecide and terrorism is to accept an invitation from hell. In fact, hell may be too benign a term since it makes a kind of sense out of gecide and terrorism and ultimately begs the question: What is gecide? What sense does it make to kill or disable all members of an other group just because they are that other group: men, women, children? What sense can we make of gecide? The very meaning of 'sense' threatens to disintegrate. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! is the first systematic attempt to understand what, up until w, has seemed inexplicable. Author Bruce Wilshire uncovers what seems to be the deepest root of the gecidal urge: disgust and dread in the face of abounding, fecund, life itself_swarming, creeping, scurrying, unboundable, and uncontrollable. If his claims about the gecidal urge is true, gecide and terrorism are the ultimate anti-ecology. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! is a rare and seminal work by a distinguished and original thinker.
Bruce Wilshire is Senior Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.