Acknowledgements Introduction: Evaluating the Second World War: Celebration, Doubt, and Complexity
PART ONE: Fomenting War
1. A Wide World of Racisms 2. Causes of the Pacific War: A Longer View on Pearl Harbor 3. Causes of the War in Europe: The Paradoxical Legacy of Munich
PART TWO: Making War
4. Bystanders: How Much Is Not Enough? 5. Bombing Civilian Populations: A Case of Moral Slippage 6. Deep Evil and Deep Good: The Concept of Human Nature Confronts the Holocaust 7. Decisions at Midway, 1942: Moral Character As a Factor in Battle 8. Tyranny Triumphant: The Moral Awkwardness of the Alliance with Stalin 9. Kamikaze: Wartime Suicide Attackss in Anthropological Perspective 10. The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb: Twelve Questions
PART THREE: Long Term Consequences of the War
11. Justice for the Unspeakable?: The Enduring Legacy of the War Crimes Trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo 12. Generations Under a Shadow: The Challenges of Peace Since Hiroshima 13. The Politics of Memory: Remembering and Unremembering Wartime
Conclusion: What Would Be the Opposite of Hitler’s World?