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Why men kill? Understanding perpetrators of war crimes

📖 Watch our interview with James Dawes, author of Evil Men, as he tell us about his firsthand interviews with the convicted Japanese war criminals from the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945).

🪷 How did they bring themselves to commit atrocities? Why did they do what they did?

His book, Evil Men, gets into the psyche of war criminals to under their psychological experience of being evil.

⚖️ For activists working with conflict, this interview tells us how we can build peace in our cultures to deter men from being drawn to and vulnerable to the social and psychological processes of war.


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