KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide]


  • Paperback
  • 159
  • The Politics of Genocide
  • Edward S. Herman
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • 9781583672129

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  1. says: KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman

    Summary The Politics of Genocide Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review Even ugliness has levels And you have to get used to the ugly firstly to be able to distinguish the ugliest later Thus the torn flesh of lying dead bodies on the road that drowned in their blood Or an image of a naked woman with smashed head and around her raped body a few guys smiling to the camera might be enough to hasten your heart beats multiply your nightmares for a couple of weeks But actually nothing can rob you the sense of securit

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman The United Nations' Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflict

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review This book is somewhat problematic and is to be read with a pinch of salt It doesn’t define what genocide is which then flexes the term when dealing with several recent war atrocities What’s in many cases it takes a radical stance which presents an alternative narrative to events that the world most of it agreed upon For example the genocide in Rwanda is presented as a result of the actions of RPF and not

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] A must read for any student of conflict studies international law andor foreign policy For me personally this book confirmed and illuminated a lot of reservations I had regarding the international system law For many others I believe this book will serve as a revelation It's so very important too look behind the

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] Edward Herman and his coauthor David Peterson set out in very humane to tell how the victims of this world are denied even the right to be called by the so called western liberal mediaThe book is unusually short

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] This book offers some interesting alternative perspective on topics that are often seen as straight up factual and non debatable Rwanda Kosov

  7. says: Summary The Politics of Genocide Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review

    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] A short book on the political useage of the term Genocide in the media west Very well referenced notes make up a fifth of the text and clearly written Overarching argument is convincing though I will need to do further reading to come to a conclusion on each caseAuthors argue that the use of terms such as Genocide terms that provoke

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review Summary The Politics of Genocide An interesting book The main challenge is finding corroborating support for the author's description of the Rwand

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    Summary The Politics of Genocide Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] An extremely valuable book very informative on the uncertainties regarding various issues many cases are not as cl

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    KINDLE [The Politics of Genocide] Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review A well written but controversial book that challenges the common knowledge on 20th century genocidal I'm not sure about the authors conclusions but the book does a good job at presenting alternate opinions about recent historical events that you might have otherwise just dismissed immediately

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The Politics of Genocide

Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review review The Politics of Genocide ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free T indiscriminately when murders are committed or are alleged to have been committed by enemies of the United States and US business interests One set of rules applies to cases such as US aggression in Vietnam Israeli oppression of Palestinians Indonesian slaughter of so called communists and the people of East Timor US bombings in Serbia and Kosovo the US war of liberation in Ira and mass murders committed by US allies in Rwanda and the Republic of Congo Another set applies to cases such as Serbian aggression in Kosov. Edward Herman and his coauthor David Peterson set out in very humane to tell how the victims of this world are denied even the right to be called by the so called western liberal mediaThe book is unusually short and for its 120 odd pages it packs a lot of punch It divides the massacres or genocides into 4 categories namely constructive and benign for us and our allies and nefarious and mythical committed by our enemies The most remarkable case in the entire book was of Rwanda and how the entire story has been portrayed to us upside down I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to know how the media defines genocide along with those who love chomsky s work

Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman

Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review review The Politics of Genocide ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free O and Bosnia killings carried out by US enemies in Rwanda and Darfur Saddam Hussein any and all actions by Iran and a host of othersWith its careful and voluminous documentation close reading of the US media and political and scholarly writing on the subject and clear and incisive charts The Politics of Genocide is both a damning condemnation and stunning expose of a deeply rooted and effective system of propaganda aimed at deceiving the population while promoting the expansion of a cruel and heartless imperial system. An interesting book The main challenge is finding corroborating support for the author s description of the Rwanda civil war They list a few references but the scholarship is very small That is not to say that it is not correct rather that it is difficult to reach firm conclusions based upon the current literature

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Free read ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ´ 5 review review The Politics of Genocide ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 US capitalism Thus the word genocide is seldom applied when the perpetrators are US allies or even the United States itself while it is used almos. Even ugliness has levels And you have to get used to the ugly firstly to be able to distinguish the ugliest later Thus the torn flesh of lying dead bodies on the road that drowned in their blood Or an image of a naked woman with smashed head and around her raped body a few guys smiling to the camera might be enough to hasten your heart beats multiply your nightmares for a couple of weeks But actually nothing can rob you the sense of security in this world than checking the comments of people down the previous It seems like you see them in that documentary film or in those horrific photos treading upon the corpses while they continue to exchange insults and accusations Before you realize that these massacres and genocides you have been watching and these comments you have been read are nothing but a narrow angle of the most ugly picture ever the politics behindYou can say that the goal of the writers of this book is revealing as much as possible the truth that I found them perfectly summarized in this paragraph saying when we ourselves US commit mass atrocity crimes the atrocities are Constructive our victims are unworthy of our attention and indignation and never suffers genocide at our hands like the Irai who have died in such grotesue numbers over the past two decades But when the perpetrator of mass atrocity crimes is our enemy or a state targeted by us for destabilization and attack the converse is true Then the atrocities are Nefarious and their victims worthy of our focus sympathy public displays of solidarity and calls for inuiry and punishment In order to well explain this fact they compared between many examples of massacres and genocides from the whole world such as the one was happening in Darfur earlier Bosnia Rwanda and Kosovo for the Nefarious type versus what was considered as merely benign bloodbaths in Central America Ira Congo Afghanistan and Palestine In such comparison they tried to expose the US political establishment s evaluation and the downplaying of its media and news coverage toward each one of these atrocities that reflect deep political bias and prove the validity of that Thucydides uote which Naom Chomsky attached in the foreword of this book saying Right as the world goes is only in uestion between euals in power while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must Here are few of these examples In Ira they said one confidential source who played a central role in the air campaign even admitted to the Washington Post that so called strategic bombing strikes were aimed against all those things that allow a nation to sustain itself United States new sanctions had the capacity to devastate the water treatment system of Ira It knew what the conseuences would be increased outbreaks of disease and high rates of child mortality Then added the normalization of this deliberate US mass killing of civilians was starkly revealed in May 1996 when CBS TV s Leseley Stahl asked UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright saying we have heard half a million children have died I mean that s children than died in Hiroshima And you know is the price worth it Then Madeliene said I think this is a very hard choice but the price we think is worth it Then they showed the bias in the media s treatment by a table which tabulates the newspapers s usage of the word genocide for the Ira sanctions regime and the later Ira invasion and occupation among other cases of mass killing There were only 80 references to genocide stemming from the sanctions regime whereas for Bosnia Kosovo Rwanda and Darfur four Nefarious cases the usage ran to 481 323 3199 and 1172 respectively despite the much greater toll from Ira sanctions in all but the Rwanda case and for the Congo a benign case usage was a mere 17 Then added in another part Amusingly we can see that while 13 newspaper references to genocide in Ira in the year 2004 2008 deal with the effects of the invasion occupation than triple that number apply the word to Saddam Hussein s long since defunct regime As in the case of Vietnam the real bloodbath engineered by the United States cannot be acknowledged only enemies and targets of the US Can commit the crime officially labeled genocide On the other hand we can take the case in Darfur as a model for how best to propagandize a conflict as genocide and thus to mobilize elite and public opinion for action against its alleged perpetrator This channeling of interests and emotions toward Darfur the writers saw it as a wonderful diversion from directly Western controlled violence in Afghanistan Ira the Gaza Strip and elsewhere In Darfur by March 2004 perhaps ten thousand had died and upwards of one million had fled their homes And the US media insisted to picture the conflict in a shallow way as if it was between a group of perpetrators clearly identifiable as Arabs confront victims clearly identifiable as Africans and the victim is untainted while the perpetrator is simply evil But the writers said struggles that appear to be tribal sectarian or nationalist in nature are often triggered by reduced water supplies or reductions in agricultural productivity The situation in Darfur had land resources in its root Still the publicity generated over the course of 2004 by the framing of Darfur as the unnoticed genocide without a doubt ranks as the most successful propaganda campaign of its kind this decade Always alleged to be spiraling out of control despite the fact that through the end of 2008 Darfur benefited from the largest humanitarian aid operation in the world with than 80 organizations and 15000 aid workers and had received this kind of high priority response for 5 consecutive years Surely you will notice how much the writers here are interested in the horrific genocide that has been done in Congo Rowanda as you can see that they devoted about the third of their book trying to analyze the conspiracy that behind the armed conflict between Hutus the majority and Tutsi the minority This genocide that began when Uganda forces invaded Rwanda under President and dictator Yoweri Museveni in 1990 with the support of Paul Kagame who was a leader in the Rwandan Patriotic Front RPF The writer said The Ugandan invasion resultant combat were not a civil war but rather a clear case of aggression Yet this led to no reprimand or cessation of support by the US or Britain in contrast to Ira s invasion of Kuwait just two months before It is clear that Museveni and Kagame were perceived as serving US interests and that the government of the assassinated president Habyarimana was targeted for ouster This is na ve but revealing the answer like that to the uestion of why the US lobbied for the withdrawal of UN forces from Rwanda as the genocide was getting underway in 1994 is that the Uganda army were doing what the US wanted done in Rwanda that eventually resulted in such uniue ethnic cleansing of the majority of the Hutus by the hands of the western supported minority RPF and under the silence of the worldAnd after he enumerated the benefits that US has gained from supporting such atrocity in Central Africa he then added with sad irony very big lies about Rwanda are now institutionalized and are part of the common misunderstanding in the west In reality Rwanda s Paul Kagame is one of the great mass murderers of our time Yet thanks to the remarkable myth structure that surround him he enjoys immense popularity with his chief patron in Washington the image of this big time killer transmuted into an honored savior deserving strong western support Philip Gourevitch one of Kagame s prime apologists for many years portrays him as an emancipator a man of action with an acute human political intelligence who made things happen and he also compares Kagame to Abraham Lincoln Honestly I don t know why I became suddenly interested in such topics But I do know that it indeed has a positive impact on my behavior generally which I am not the only one who noticed either I became uiet stopped what has been described to me before as a telegraphic answers and even ceased to ask for readjusting the bathroom s mirror to a level that accommodates my height since several weeks till now Actually It is deeper than that but my English is very poor to help me describe it accurately Anyway you can say It is like some sort of deep certainty that nothing can make you extremely happy or extremely sad any As if you are just in the middle and middle is nice Note This link below is an intellectual meeting which mainly talked about the psychoanalysis of genocide than the politics that control it I found it very useful for whom may interested in such subjects It took one hour from the minute 5 to 66 before uestions have taken from the audience which were interesting either I just want to put here one of the stories that has been told by one of the professors while he was talking bout the importance of the REAL education to wall off the violence in the world He said that when a journalist had a chance to interview one of the perpetrators of a Khmer Rouge s massacre in Cambodia asking him what it is feel like to kill so many people Then he answered immediately it hurts here while he was touching his right shoulderhttpwwwyoutubecomwatchvOyPEU0