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The Resource Dirty hands and vicious deeds : the US government's complicity in crimes against humanity and genocide, edited by Samuel Totten

Dirty hands and vicious deeds : the US government's complicity in crimes against humanity and genocide, edited by Samuel Totten

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Dirty hands and vicious deeds : the US government's complicity in crimes against humanity and genocide
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Dirty hands and vicious deeds
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the US government's complicity in crimes against humanity and genocide
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edited by Samuel Totten
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eng
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"This collection of original essays, edited by renowned genocide scholar, Samuel Totten, shows how the United States government repeatedly aided certain regimes as they planned and then carried out crimes against humanity and genocide. The cases include Indonesia, Bangladesh, Chile, East Timor, Argentina, Guatemala, and Rwanda. The goals of this book are first to inform U.S. citizens, university students, human rights activists, and anti-genocide activists why and how various United States presidential administrations responded to the perpetration of crimes against humanity and genocide by foreign nations with which it had close relations. Second, to raise awareness--particularly that of students at the university level--how certain decisions with monumental consequences made by various U.S. government officials compare and contrast with the purported ethics of the United States. Third, to encourage and prod readers to ponder whether certain actions of U.S. Government officials were reasonable or unreasonable; moral, amoral or immoral; right or wrong; and/or legal or criminal. In his Introduction, Totten offers a critical assessment of the US Foreign Policy as it pertains to genocide and crimes against humanity, and discusses the differences between those two terms--a subject that generates great debate among scholars. In the following chapters, each author presents a detailed analysis of a particular case of crimes against humanity or genocide by a foreign government against its own citizens, and discusses why and how United States Government was complicit by aiding and/or remaining silent. What makes the collection unique--and chilling--is the inclusion of actual declassified documents generated by the U.S. Government at the time. Such documents include memoranda, telegrams, letters, talking points, cables, reports, discussion papers, and situation reports. Students will see how the fate of human lives is discussed at the highest levels of government. The Appendices include the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crimes of Genocide and a List of Crimes Against Humanity."--
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327.7300904
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non fiction
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Totten, Samuel
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  • Genocide
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Crimes against humanity
  • United States
  • United States
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Dirty hands and vicious deeds : the US government's complicity in crimes against humanity and genocide, edited by Samuel Totten
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- US action and inaction in the massacre of communists and alleged communists in Indonesia (1965-1966) -- The Bangladesh genocide and the Nixon-Kissinger 'tilt' (1971) -- "Our hand doesn't show": the United States and the consolidation of the Pinochet regime in Chile (1973-1977) -- Mass killing at a distance: US complicity in the East Timor genocide and international structural violence (1975-1999) -- The US role in Argentina's "dirty war" (1976-1983) -- The United States government's relationship with Guatemala during the genocide of the Maya (1981-1983) -- Calculated avoidance: the Clinton administration and the 100-day genocide in Rwanda (1994)
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ocn988888176
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781442635258
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)988888176
Label
Dirty hands and vicious deeds : the US government's complicity in crimes against humanity and genocide, edited by Samuel Totten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- US action and inaction in the massacre of communists and alleged communists in Indonesia (1965-1966) -- The Bangladesh genocide and the Nixon-Kissinger 'tilt' (1971) -- "Our hand doesn't show": the United States and the consolidation of the Pinochet regime in Chile (1973-1977) -- Mass killing at a distance: US complicity in the East Timor genocide and international structural violence (1975-1999) -- The US role in Argentina's "dirty war" (1976-1983) -- The United States government's relationship with Guatemala during the genocide of the Maya (1981-1983) -- Calculated avoidance: the Clinton administration and the 100-day genocide in Rwanda (1994)
Control code
ocn988888176
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781442635258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988888176

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