Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

Speaker  James Waller

Host  Henry Honig

Duration  01:46:23

Date recorded  2 February 2012

The past century, dubbed the "Age of Genocide,” saw more than 60 million people murdered to meet the needs of the state. One unassailable fact behind this litany of human conflict and suffering is that political, social, or religious groups wanting to commit mass murder are never hindered by a lack of willing executioners. How is it that ordinary people like you and me, commit such extraordinary evil?

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