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Rosett, H.L. (1973). Sanctions for Evil: Edited by Nevitt Sanford and Craig Comstock. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1971. 387 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 42:155-156.

(1973). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 42:155-156

Sanctions for Evil: Edited by Nevitt Sanford and Craig Comstock. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1971. 387 pp.

Review by:
Henry L. Rosett

This important study of the social and psychological forces enabling one group to harm another is an unusually successful collaboration. A well-conceived organizing structure evolved from a symposium focused initially on the My Lai massacre. This enabled the seventeen authors of diverse disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and political science) to familiarize themselves with preliminary versions of each chapter and integrate their observations.

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