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The politics of genocide

Author: Edward S Herman; David Peterson
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this impressive book, Edward S. Herman and David Peterson examine the uses and abuses of the word 'genocide'. They argue persuasively that the label is highly politicized and that in the United States it is used by the government, journalists, and academics to brand as evil those nations and political movements that in one way or another interfere with the imperial interests of U.S. capitalism. Thus the word  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herman, Edward S.
Politics of genocide.
New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010004852
(OCoLC)491916135
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Herman; David Peterson
ISBN: 9781583673874 1583673873 9781583673867 1583673865
OCLC Number: 823170136
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 159 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Iraq sanctions-regime killings --
Iraq invasion-occupation --
The Darfur wars and killings --
Bosnia and Herzegovina --
Kosovo --
Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo --
Israel: Sabra and Shatila --
Israel: The Gaza invasion of December 2008-January 2009 --
Croatia's Operation Storm --
Dasht-e-Leili (Afghanistan) --
Turkey's Kurds vs. Iraq's Kurds --
Indonesia and East Timor Liquiçá --
El Salvador and Guatemala.
Responsibility: by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson.

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"In this impressive book, Edward S. Herman and David Peterson examine the uses and abuses of the word 'genocide'. They argue persuasively that the label is highly politicized and that in the United States it is used by the government, journalists, and academics to brand as evil those nations and political movements that in one way or another interfere with the imperial interests of U.S. capitalism. Thus the word 'genocide' is seldom applied when the perpetrators are U.S. allies (or even the United States itself), while it is used almost indiscriminately when murders are committed or are alleged to have been committed by enemies of the United States and U.S. business interests. One set of rules applies to cases such as U.S. aggression in Vietnam, Israeli oppression of Palestinians, Indonesian slaughter of so-called communists and the people of East Timor, U.S. bombings in Serbia and Kosovo, the U.S. war of 'liberation' in Iraq, and mass murders committed by U.S. allies in Rwanda and the Republic of Congo. Another set applies to cases such as Serbian aggression in Kosovo and Bosnia, killings carried out by U.S. enemies in Rwanda and Darfur, Saddam Hussein, any and all actions by Iran, and a host of others."--Publisher description.

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