A World Ignited is about the surge of anger that has swept the world in the last decade, its myriad causes, its toll in lives and human misery. This anger is amplified by modern, especially television and the Internet, and made more lethal by modern weaponry, and unprecedented tactics that strive for mass death and anguish. The authors conclude in an upbeat manner with a look at the politics of hope and what can be done to halt, and even reverse, this cacophony of hate.
Martin Tolchin capped a forty-year career at The New York Times, where he reported on Congress and politics, by becoming founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of The Hill newspaper. He now serves as senior editor and publisher at Allbritton Communications. Susan J. Tolchin is professor of public policy at George Mason University and the author of The Angry American: How Voter Rage is Changing the Nation (1996 and 1998). Together the Tolchins have written six previous books, including Glass Houses: Congressional Ethics and the Politics of Venom (2001) and Selling Our Security: The Erosion of America's Assets (1992).
Chapter 1 1. Ancient Hatreds, Modern Wars Chapter 2 2. That Light Sleeper: Anti-Semitism Chapter 3 3. Religion and the Rise of Anger Chapter 4 4. The Psychology of Anger Chapter 5 5. Blood Diamonds: Economic Rights and World Anger Chapter 6 6. Sadat and the "October 6th Victory": From Anger to Peace Chapter 7 7. Hearts and Minds: Pre-emptive War and World Anger Chapter 8 8. Megabytes of Hate Chapter 9 9. The Politics of Hope Chapter 10 Appendix A. Global Anti-Semitism Chapter 11 Appendix B: Genocide and the 20th Century Chapter 12 Appendix C: Truth Commissions - Varieties of Justice