Violence so often begets violence. Victims respond with revenge only to inspire seemingly endless cycles of retaliation. Conflicts between nations, between ethnic groups, between strangers, and between family members differ in so many ways and yet often share this dynamic. In this powerful and timely book Martha Minow and others ask: What explains these cycles and what can break them? What lessons can we draw from one form of violence that might be relevant to other forms? Can legal responses to violence provide accountability but avoid escalating vengeance? If so, what kinds of legal insti
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Memory, Law, and Repair; 1. Breaking the Cycles of Hatred; 2. Justice and the Experience of Injustice; 3. Righting Old Wrongs; 4. Reluctant Redress: The U.S. Kidnapping and Internment of Japanese Latin Americans; 5. Memory, Hate, and the Criminalization of Bias-Motivated Violence: Lessons from Great Britain; 6. Collective Memory, Collective Action, and Black Activism in the 1960s; 7. Beyond Memory: Child Sexual Abuse and the Statute of Limitations; 8. Peace on Earth Begins at Home: Reflections from the Women's Liberation Movement
9. The Thin Line between Imposition and Consent: A Critique of Birthright Membership Regimes and Their Implications10. When Memory Speaks: Remembrance and Revenge in Unforgiven; 11. Power, Violence, and Legitimacy: A Reading of Hannah Arendt in an Age of Police Brutality and Humanitarian Intervention; Notes on Contributors; Index
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