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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Our Attraction to Violence

Perhaps at some level, people are secretly fonder of violence than they generally acknowledge. After all, the entertainment industry has long known that violence sells. Newspaper headlines scream about the latest murder, rape, genocide, mutilation, abduction, arson, or robbery, never announcing that "No One Was Killed, Injured, or Threatened Today"... whether it is a matter of rubbernecking at the scene of an automobile accident or playing computer games, people are drawn to violence. viii-ix

- Barash, David P. 2001. Understanding Violence. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

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