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The exerpt below is from Paul Tyson's paper, "The Key Role of Myth in
Australian Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy.” To read the complete paper, click here.
Excerpt from the Paper

"Richard Koenigsberg’s Nations have a Right to Kill (New York: Library of Social Science, 2009) is a stark warning to us that the ritual mythic undertow of human affairs is a lot more powerful than any rationalist Realist vision of logical and calculative self-interest. If Koenigsberg is correct – and his case is carefully documented and powerfully reasoned – then over 200 million people were quite literally sacrificed in violent rituals of devotion to the civic religions of their Nation in the 20th century. Thus, Modern Man makes the Aztecs look like armatures in the art of ritual killing."

About the Author
Paul Tyson is Director of the Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society at The University of Queensland's School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. To visit his Academia.edu page, click here.
Book by Paul Tyson

Returning to Reality: Christian Platonism for Our Times (Kalos)

Paperback: 228 pp.
Publisher: Cascade Books