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"Removing the perpetuity of hatred": on South Africa as a model example

30-06-2006 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 862, by Barbara Cassin

The author analyses the conditions necessary from a philosophical and philological perspective to move from war to reconciliation, and thus to deal with hatred: a policy of remembrance, a policy of justice and a policy of speech.

   

Barbara Cassin
is research director in philology and philosophy at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris (CNRS) 

 
Abstract 
Based on the example of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, the author analyses the conditions necessary from a philosophical and philological perspective – even if they are never enough – to move from war to reconciliation, and thus to deal with hatred: a policy of remembrance, a policy of justice and a policy of speech.  

   
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