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Money and Justice: Toward a Social Analysis of Reparations

Sznaider, Natan
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Human Rights Review.(January-March):104-110.

In this essay, Natan Sznaider reviews three books and a journal article on the German-Jewish example of reparations following the Holocaust: The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices (Elazar Barkan); When Sorry Isn’t Emough: The Controversy over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice (Roy L. Brooks, ed.); Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence (Martha Minow); and “ ‘Making Whole What Has Been Smashed’: Reflections on Reparationsâ€? (John Torpey). The reviewed writings explore how that example of reparations has become a key to developing a new form of politics for the global age. Sznaider summarizes the authors’ main points and discusses a number of key issues relating to reparations and restitution.


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