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    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017...uman.html?_r=0

    This is unlikely to be major news, but apparently the great Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman has died today. His 1989 work Modernity and the Holocaust is, in my opinion, a masterpiece and I'd thoroughly recommend reading it (it's not a particularly big book), it will change the way you think about genocide, the Nazis, and modern Western civilisation.
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    RIP Pan Bauman
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017...uman.html?_r=0

    This is unlikely to be major news, but apparently the great Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman has died today. His 1989 work Modernity and the Holocaust is, in my opinion, a masterpiece and I'd thoroughly recommend reading it (it's not a particularly big book), it will change the way you think about genocide, the Nazis, and modern Western civilisation.
    16 quid shipped for a used copy on Amazon. Sigh.
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017...uman.html?_r=0

    This is unlikely to be major news, but apparently the great Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman has died today. His 1989 work Modernity and the Holocaust is, in my opinion, a masterpiece and I'd thoroughly recommend reading it (it's not a particularly big book), it will change the way you think about genocide, the Nazis, and modern Western civilisation.
    I will give it a read


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    16 quid shipped for a used copy on Amazon. Sigh.
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    I will give it a read




    But I'm poor
    Welcome to my life. "£20 for a 200 page book about shamanistic visionary traditions in 16th century Bavaria? And like a quarter of it is footnotes, you say? Let me get my wallet!"

    History is an expensive addiction, kids. Never start.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    It sounds like an interesting (and rare) perspective on the holocaust.
    I'd say it's less rare than you'd think in academia, it's just that the development of academic research of the Holocaust hasn't translated well into popular consciousness about it. Christopher Browning, who since the death of Raul Hilberg is probably the most respected living Holocaust historian, has a pretty similar interpretation to Bauman.
 
 
 
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