Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

           Winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf  Award for non-fiction

 

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What is it about us that makes it possible for ordinary human beings to conceive of others as less than human?  

Less Than Human draws on history, psychology, biology, anthropology, and philosophy to describe what dehumanization is, reveal the psychological processes underpinning it, and explain its role in human life.  

How and why we dehumanize others