Rene Girard and Violent mimesis

FOUND:  The Spirituality of Nonviolence: On Not Becoming What We Hate

The more a tragic conflict is prolonged, the more likely it is to culminate in a violent mimesis,” writes Rene Girard; “the resemblance between the combatants grows ever stronger until each presents a mirror image of the other.” With what visage, then, did the United States emerge “victorious” from forcible resistance to Hitler’s evil?

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