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Cruelty or Humanity

Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

By Stuart Rees

Published

1 Sep 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447356981

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Published

1 Sep 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447356974

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

1 Sep 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447357001

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    Cruelty has long been a feature of states’ domestic and foreign policies but is seldom acknowledged. Governments mouth respect for human rights yet promote discrimination, violence and suppression of critics.

    Documenting case studies from around the world, distinguished academic and human rights activist Stuart Rees exposes politicians’ cruel motives and the resulting outcomes. Using his first-hand observations and insights from international poets, he argues for courageous action to support non-violence in every aspect of public and private life for the survival of people, animals and the planet.

    Stuart Rees is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sydney and a human rights activist in several countries. He is regarded as one of Australia’s most consistent campaigners for justice.

    Preface: Towards a Theory

    Perpetrators and Victims

    Values, Attitudes, Behaviour

    Explaining Causes

    Cruelty As Policy

    Humanitarian Alternatives

    Cruel or Compassionate World?

    Humanity on a Bonfire