Every so often, in the broad history of the human world, a madman comes along with a plan for a ‘‘New World Order’’ that includes the targeted mass killing of fellow human beings. This is no great surprise in a world so broad and humanly diverse. The mystery most compelling to genocide scholars is: Why do so many ‘‘ordinary people’’ support their leader’s genocidal project? In the case of the Holocaust, decades of scholarship have produced a spectrum of historical, psychological, and sociological theories to address this mystery.
Hamblet, Wendy C.
"Book Review: G ̈otz Aly, Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State,"
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