"This compelling and original analysis by Michael Shapiro skilfully explores the relationship between violence, life, and the problem of justice. I found it hard to put down, and it will certainly be an important resource for students of film and media studies, literature, cultural studies, contemporary philosophy, and political science."
--Adrian Parr, University of Cincinnati
"We should all read and learn from Michael Shapiro's brilliantly conceived, strikingly original, and profoundly illuminating text. His use of movies, literature, and philosophy to expand our consciousness of the deep roots of atrocity, while contrasting what justice means for the imaginative mind with what passes for justice in a court of law, transforms conventional understandings of war crimes."
--Richard A. Falk, Princeton University
"Michael Shapiro is one of the most perceptive political analysts of our time. He is especially attuned to the dangers of unwarranted certainty and premature judgment, and is often brilliant at making connections between apparently distinct events. The argument is at once astute, provocative, and uplifting."
--R.B.J. Walker, University of Victoria, Canada and PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazilshow more