Our Road to Hatred: How We Raise Our Bullies
Readers unaware that people are living organisms who come in "a variety of shapes and colors" may find merit in this otherwise overly long debut from Feuerstein. Idled by the Great Recession, Feuerstein became interested in discrimination after reading about atrocities. His wide-ranging review of history informs us that dehumanizing those unlike us is easy, and that we are all complicit. Feuerstein's attempts to illuminate his subject stall at such bromides as hate being everywhere and as old as humanity. The assertion that challenges to hate and bullying must come from within offers neither practical guidance nor useful distinctions in developing new methods of behavior. Feuerstein's main contribution is to reassure us of our common humanity. Unfortunately, few readers will find much relief in such platitudes.