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On Killing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 5, Killing and Atrocities: Section 5, Killing and Atrocity: No Honor Here, No Virtue : Chapter 5, The Greatest Trap of All: To Live With that Which Thou Hath Wrought Summary

Dave Grossman (author)
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Section 5, Killing and Atrocities: Section 5, Killing and Atrocity: No Honor Here, No Virtue : Chapter 5, The Greatest Trap of All: To Live With that Which Thou Hath Wrought Summary and Analysis

The author repeats the main message of the book in that the vast majority of mankind is reluctant and resistant to killing others of the same species, with a small minority of exceptions. The closer the distance to the victim, whether physically or psychologically, the greater the disturbance to the perpetrator. Dave Grossman talks of rebellion that emerges as soldiers refuse to kill. A soldier refused to execute innocent Dutch hostages during World War Two. He was sent into the trench and executed by the others. The author's attitude about events of such...

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