Senseless Goodness

the secret of the Righteous, second reprint

The cover of the book

The cover of the book

24 January 2011, 6 p.m.
Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan
via Pier Lombardo, 14

Presentation of Gabriele Nissim's new book La bontà insensata. Il segreto degli uomini giusti (Senseless Goodness. The secret of the Righteous), published by Mondadori, for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The author speaks alongside editorialist Antonio Ferrari, philosopher Salvatore Natoli, professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, director of Teatro Franco Parenti Andrée Ruth Shammah and oncologist Umberto Veronesi.


In his new book the author invites to reread the great Twentieth Century thinkers - Hannah Arendt, Vasilij Grossman, Etty Hillesum, Hans Jonas, Varlam Shalamov, Itsván Bibó, Jan Patočka, Václav Havel – who reflected on the possibility of Good under the most extreme circumstances, and scrutinizes the meaning of such terms as "responsibility", "dignity", "truth", "justice", "forgiveness", and "conciliation", trying to single out the mainspring which led the protagonists to gestures of seemingly senseless goodness.
His hope, and ours, is that this exercise of memory can prompt a sort of a race of moral responsibility passed on from a generation to the next.

The book will be sold in stores from 18 January.

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