America, the Holocaust, and the Experience of Radical Evil

  • David H. Hirsch


Preter novick’s The Holocaust in American Life1 seems to have been intended initially to express his disapproval of what he takes to be the excessive prominence of the Holocaust on the American scene, but it became, in effect, another instance of Holocaust denial. I shall start with an outline of the book’s main themes. Though my brief summaries may oversimplify Novick’s argument, I will engage Novick’s text directly as I develop my own counter-themes, thus, I hope, doing full justice to the complexity of his views.


Historical Event American Culture American Life Holocaust Survivor Moral Legacy 
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