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The Resource Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth, Guenter Lewy

Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth, Guenter Lewy

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Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth
Title
Outlawing genocide denial
Title remainder
the dilemmas of official historical truth
Statement of responsibility
Guenter Lewy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historian and political scientist Guenter Lewy is no stranger to the topic of genocide nor to exploring controversial issues. His penchant for approaching topics from contentious angles continues in Outlawing Genocide Denial, as he scrutinizes the practice of criminalizing genocide denial. Holocaust denial can be viewed as another form of hatred against the Jews and preventing it can be understood as a form of warding off hate speech. Germany has made it a crime punishable by law. Other European countries have similar laws. While the rationale for such laws seems reasonable, Lewy asks readers to look again and to consider carefully the dangers that these laws could present. His discussion neither dismisses the ramifications of genocide denial nor justifies it; he instead looks closely at the possible risks of government-enforced interpretations of history. Outlawing genocide denial sets a precedent of allowing governments to dictate historical truth and how events should be interpreted. Such government restrictions can be counterproductive in a democratic society which values freedom of speech. Lewy examines these and related ideas through the analysis of historical and current examples. He posits his own conclusion but leaves it up to readers to view the evidence and arguments and form their own opinions.--
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1923-
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Lewy, Guenter
Dewey number
345.0251
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Genocide
  • Criminal liability (International law)
  • Freedom of speech
  • Historiography
  • Holocaust denial
Label
Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth, Guenter Lewy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1760686x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781607813729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)879642478
Label
Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth, Guenter Lewy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1760686x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781607813729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)879642478

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