Rewned moral philosopher Jonathan Glover confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the mystery of why so many atrocities occurred. In a new preface, Glover brings the book through the post-September 11 era and into our own time--and asks whether humankind can weaken the grip war has on us. Praise for the first edition: It is hard to imagine a more important book. Glover makes an overwhelming case for the need to understand our own inhumanity, and reduce or eliminate the ways in which it can express itself--and he then begins the task himself. Humanity isan extraordinary achievement. --Peter Singer, Princeton University This is an extraordinary book: brilliant, haunting and uniquely important. Almost 40 years ago a president read a best seller and avoided a holocaust. I like to think that some of the leaders and followers of tomorrow will read Humanity.--Steven Pinker, New York Times Book Review
Jonathan Glover is director of the Center of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London, and a fellow of the Hastings Center.