Is destruction deeply rooted in the soul? Even if it is painful to acknowledge it, this seems likely. Evidence has been gathered in the fields of psychology and anthropology: Humans can be more cruel than wolves. And now humans have the ability to endanger the whole planet. The control and sublimation of man’s homicidal instincts is a challenge to which human beings should devote their best energies. The vital impulse, which performs a Herculean task to defeat its permanent enemy, prevails within those who feel and give love, and who lead their lives with more harmony than dissonance.
Throughout this fascinating book, Marcos Aguinis guides the reader through the electrifying maze of hate and displays all its treacherous facets. With intelligence and courage, he tries to find out what is vengeance, he explores the mysterious power of sacrifice, he reveals the fundamentalist presumptions and dissects the heart of anti-Semitism. This journey, riddled with surprises, ends with an analysis of the best possible antidotes against hate and opens a door of hope to a better world.