Category: Evil

I debated more about creating this category than any other. There are some books that don’t seem to fit well anywhere else, but which seem critical for our leaders to read. In trying to think of what category I could create that would sum of their themes, all I could think of was that they describe what depths of evil humanity is possible of sinking to. And since we are doomed to re-experience those evils we do not remember, I think it of no small importance to desire that our leaders be well aware of the evil that lurks in the hearts of certain men so that the repetition of events such as the Holocaust or the genocide in Rwanda is avoided.

  1. Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza

    From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. In 1994, Rwandan native Ilibagiza was 22 years old and home from college to spend Easter with her devout Catholic family, when the death of Rwanda’s Hutu president sparked a three-month slaughter of nearly one … Continue reading

  2. Night by Elie Wiesel

    General Description (from In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare … Continue reading