“The nastiest feature of living in oppressive regimes is the pressure to denounce other people. But Bergemann shows some surprising patterns. Regimes can be inundated with unreliable information and petty grievances, and some incentives have more costs than others. This history is highly relevant in today’s era of whistleblowers, snitching, and online accusations.”
~ Randall Collins, author of Interaction Ritual Chainse
This week, our featured book is Judge Thy Neighbor: Denunciations in the Spanish Inquisition, Romanov Russia, and Nazi Germany, by Patrick Bergemann. Check back tomorrow for a guest blog post from the author and on Thursday for you chance to read an exclusive excerpt.
In the meantime, fill out the form below for your chance to win a copy, please complete all required fields below. The giveaway winner will be contacted on Tuesday, June 11.