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The Roots of Evil

Translated by Emil Kucera, published 2009.


Pecina, Pavel. 2009. The roots of evil [original title cesky : Kořeny zla (1994)]. On the causes of man’s alienation from nature and the decline of his social behaviour.rootsanim


“Evil ... everything that damages the underpinnings of life on Earth—all the abnormal, unnatural phenomena caused by characteristics that have been regarded by society as bad or wrong for nearly as long as mankind itself has existed.” ...

“Ecological disasters, plundering of resources, and indifference to the natural world are but symptoms of underlying causes that are rooted deep in the human psyche.” (From the author’s introduction)


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