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self-destruction

[¦self di¦strək·shən]
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The event, due to fuse or tracer action without outside stimulus when provided for in the design, in which the fuse or tracer effects projectile or missile destruction, after flight to a range greater than that of the target.
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This projected fear and self-hatred is most readily observed in the behaviour of political leaders such as US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who are so obviously terrified and devoid of self-love and, hence, the capacity to love others that killing people, including children, is a routine outcome of their military violence.
We have this great wound of unworthiness, the wound of self-hatred, the feeling that, somehow or other, we have to beat the competition and we have to prove ourselves in something to be worthy.
There Kuh developed the idea of self-hatred as arising as a form of Oedipal conflict between fathers and sons in Jewish (but not only Jewish) households that in fact marked the highest stage in assimilation and in cultural achievement, for example, in a non-Jew like Geothe, a creative act of adolescent rebellion that dialectically negated the identity that the paterfamilias attempted lo impose upon his son with a view to the son's achieving an identity on his own.
Kuh and Hanover physician Theodor Lessing, as Reitter notes in Part 3, in Der judische Selbsthafi (1930) offer "affirmative and even redemptive Ur-meanings" (Reitter 122)--for example, Lessing's underscoring of the productive values of Jewish self-abnegation and worldly alienation: "He [Lessing] refers to the Jew's 'creative self-hatred' and their 'self-hatred of genius,' genius being something the Jews are incapable of in Lessing's other writings on them" (117).
And, as Patrick Carnes argues, the cause of sexual addiction is often a sexual self-hatred.
I never thought I would read such female self-hatred in a feminist magazine.
Israeli media have already fired the opening shots of self-hatred towards the anniversary of the murder of Yitzchak Rabin, MK Katz asserted.
Paiewonsky tries to question the boundaries of gender values, racism and self-hatred, sexual orientation and religion and the social ties that mold them, with the human body as a symbolic vessel, as raw material for these issues.
He's so full of pain and self-hatred. I was living that every day and rage and guilt and traumatic things and my body felt pretty whacked," he said.
This article points to an imbalance in studies of Jewish, and particularly German-Jewish, self-hatred, namely, they have focused on answering the question of what Jewish self-hatred is, while devoting relatively little attention to the question of how to identify instances of it.
Students in urban schools tend to have low self esteem and often portray self-hatred. Who taught the black child self-hatred?
THE WICKED SON: ANTI-SEMITISM, SELF-HATRED, AND THE JEWS challenges the reader to consider the roots of anti-Semitic belief, opening with a blasting 'The world hates the Jews.