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Refractions of Violence Martin Jay Acknowledgements Introduction I: Walter Benjamin and the Refusal to Mourn II: Peace in Our Time III: Fathers and Sons: Jan Phillip Reemtsma IV: The Ungrateful Dead V: When did the Holocaust End? Reflections on Historical Objectivity VI: The Conversion of the Rose VII: Pen Pals with the Unicorn Killer VIII: Kwangju: From Massacre to Biennale IX: Must Justice Be Blind?: Images and the Law X: Diving into the Wreck: Aesthetic Spectatorship at the Turn of the Millennium XI: Astronomical Hindsight: The Speed of Light and the Virtualization of Reality XII: Returning the Gaze: The American Response to the French Critique of Ocularcentrism XIII: Lafayette's Children: The American Reception of French Liberalism XIV: Somaesthetics and Democracy: John Dewey and Body Art XV: The Paradoxes of Religious Violence XVI: Fearful Symmetries: September llth and the Agonies of the Left
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Violence, Civilization, Modern 20th century