This book presents essays dealing with genocide, totalitarianism and multiculturalism. It starts with a detailed analysis of the concept of genocide as social death followed by a reflection of Nazism and Stalinism in the light of Kierkegaardian concepts of anxiety and stadia of existence. The third essay discusses different concept(ion)s of multiculturalism and points to the unacceptability of multiculturalism understood as axiological levelling of all cultures. Finally the author applies the concepts of the theory of citizenship to enlighten the Slovene story under communism and its consequences. It provides also concrete data about rather bloody recent history of Slovenia. Solidary personalism represents the background of all thinking in this book and the basic ethical measure.
Bojan Zalec is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana, working in the fields of ethics and anthropology.