Foreword to the Second Edition / Gregory H. Stanton
Foreword to the First Edition / Christopher R. Browning
Part I. What Are the Origins of Extraordinary Human Evil?
Introduction: A Place Called Mauthausen
Part II. How Do Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing?
- The Nature of Extraordinary Human Evil
- Killers of Conviction: Groups, Ideology, and Extraordinary Human Evil
- The Mad Nazi: Psychopathology, Personality, and Extraordinary Human Evil
- The Dead End of Demonization
Part III. What Have We Learned and Why Does It Matter?
- Beyond Demonization: A Model of How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
- Cultural Construction of Worldview: Who Are the Killers
- Death of a Guatemalan Village
- Psychological Construction of the Other: Social Death of the Victims
- Social Construction of Cruelty: The Power of the Situation
- The Safe Area of Srebrenica
Conclusion: Can We Be Delivered from Extraordinary Human Evil?
Postscript: Past as Present