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

           Winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf  Award




What is it about us that makes it possible for ordinary human beings to commit acts of atrocity against others?   

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

How and why we dehumanize others