Genocide: history03 Oct 1994 12:01
Starting with the Armenians and Assyrians in +XX. --- Or rather, say, with the Huguenots. Or the Albigensians. Or with the victims of the Assyrians so many hundreds of years B.C. Or...
Are we in fact any more likely to try to exterminate people than our ancestors were, or are we just better at it?
- To read:
- Daniel Chirot and Clark McCauley, Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder
- Robert E. Conot, Justice at Nuremberg
- Mark Levene
- Robert Jay Lifton, The Genocidal Mentality
- Michael Mann, The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing
- Rieff, Slaughterhouse
- Jacques Semelin, Purify and Destroy: The Political Uses of Massacre and Genocide
- Ronald Grigor Suny, "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide
- Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons + Israel W. Charny (eds.), Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views [Review by Danny Yee]
- Thomas A. Valentino, Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century
- Weitz, A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation