New Demons: Rethinking Power and Evil Today

2015.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simona Forti, New Demons: Rethinking Power and Evil Today, Zakiya Hanafi (trs.), Stanford University Press, 2015, 388pp., $29.95
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2015.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simona Forti, New Demons: Rethinking Power and Evil Today, Zakiya Hanafi (trs.), Stanford University Press, 2015, 388pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780804792950. Reviewed by Brad Evans, University of Bristol Simona Forti's book is a sophisticated and theoretically rich text, which demands wide readership. Connecting the historical experiences of organized violence with modes of political and philosophical enquiry while attending to the paradigmatic importance and realism of speculative fictions, the book takes the reader on a journey through the corpse littered landscapes of the twentieth century. In doing so, not only does it expose more fully the reductionisms of a number of dominant schools of thinking on the problem of violence, it both critically addresses and moves beyond that most timeless of philosophical questions -- unde malum -- whence the evil? Indeed, fully in keeping with the critical orientation of. . .

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