Brutality: Purity and Revenge - Isuru Abeysinghe

Brutality: Purity and Revenge

By Isuru Abeysinghe

  • Release Date: 2013-03-29
  • Genre: Philosophy


Examines the fundamental causes of brutality, atrocities and extremism in the world in both a historical and contemporary context. Purports the theory that all causes of extremism stem from two main contributing factors - the desire for purity or the desire for revenge. Various conflicts are categorized into the general categories of purity-based extremism: racial, religious and political as well as an examination of conflict scenarios that revolve around revenge and cyclic retribution.