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Why not kill them all? : the logic and prevention of mass political murder : with a new preface by the authors

Author: Daniel Chirot; Clark R McCauley
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Series: Human rights cases online (text)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genocide, mass murder, massacres. The words themselves are chilling, evoking images of the slaughter of countless innocents. What dark impulses lurk in our minds that even today can justify the eradication of thousands and even millions of unarmed human beings caught in the crossfire of political, cultural, or ethnic hostilities? This question lies at the heart of Why Not Kill Them All? Cowritten by historical  Read more...
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Chirot, Daniel.
Why not kill them all?.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2010 publisher ISBN
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Chirot; Clark R McCauley
ISBN: 9780691092966 0691092966
OCLC Number: 893213546
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 12, 2014).
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2006
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages).
Contents: Preface to the paperback edition --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Are we killers or peacemakers? --
Chapter one : Why genocides? Are they different now than in the past --
Chapter two : The psychological foundations of genocidal killing --
Chapter three : Why is limited warfare more common than genocide --
Chapter four : Strategies to decrease the chances of mass political murder in our time --
Conclusion : Our question answered --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Human rights cases online (text)
Responsibility: Daniel Chirot and Clark McCauley.

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