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Author Herman, Edward S.

Title The politics of genocide / by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson.

Imprint New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2010.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364.151 H551P    Check Shelf
Description 159 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "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.
Subject Genocide -- History.
Genocide. (OCoLC)fst00940208
génocide -- 20e s. (fin) -- 21e s. (début)
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Peterson, David, 1959-
Other Form: Online version: Herman, Edward S. Politics of genocide. New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2010 (OCoLC)742325709
ISBN 9781583672129 (pbk.)
1583672125 (pbk.)
9781583672136 (cloth)
1583672133 (cloth)
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