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WRT 105-01 Project #2: A Critique of Crispin Sartwell’s “The Genocidal Killer in the Mirror” In “The Genocidal Killer in the Mirror”, Sartwell argues that average humans are evil. He supports this with the premise that average people are capable of genocide, based on the numerous acts of genocides and millions of average people who took part in them. He believes that humans share some common qualities that can be exploited to recruit a population for genocide, and the mere capability of such an act makes them “deeply evil”. Sartwell references several acts of genocide dating back up to 500 years ago, and notes that every act has come with the rise of a political state. The rising political authority exploits common human qualities in order to mobilize a population for genocide. Sartwell argues that it is qualities like compliance with authority, social conformity, and the desire for security that leave us vulnerable to genocidal recruitment. He uses the genocide in Rwanda as an example, explaining how the Hutu government
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