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Author Cushman, Thomas.

Title This Time We Knew : Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia.

Imprint New York : NYU Press, 1996.


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Contents Introduction / Thomas Cushman and Stjepan G. Metrovi -- The complicity of Serbian intellectuals in genocide in the 1990s / Philip J. Cohen -- Bosnia : the lessons of history? / Brendan Simms -- No pity for Sarajevo ; The West's Serbianization ; When the West stands in for the dead / Jean Baudrillard -- Israel and the war in Bosnia / Daniel Kofman -- The politics of indifference at the United Nations and genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia / Michael N. Barnett -- The West Side story of the collapse of Yugoslavia and the wars in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slaven Letica -- Serbia's war lobby : diaspora groups and Western elites / Brad K. Blitz -- Moral relativism and equidistance in British attitudes to the war in the former Yugoslavia / Daniele Conversi -- The former Yugoslavia, the end of the Nuremberg era, and the new barbarism / James J. Sadkovich -- War and ethnic identity in Eastern Europe : does the post-Yugoslav crisis portend wider chaos? / Liah Greenfeld -- The anti-genocide movement on American college campuses : a growing response to the Balkan war / Sheri Fink -- Western responses to the current Balkan war / David Riesman -- APPENDIX 1: A Definition of Genocide -- APPENDIX 2: Text of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide -- APPENDIX 3: Indictments by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Summary We didn't know. For half a century, Western politicians and intellectuals have so explained away their inaction in the face of genocide in World War II. In stark contrast, Western observers today face a daily barrage of information and images, from CNN, the Internet, and newspapers about the parties and individuals responsible for the current Balkan War and crimes against humanity. The stories, often accompanied by video or pictures of rape, torture, mass graves, and ethnic cleansing, available almost instantaneously, do not allow even the most uninterested viewer to ignore the grim reality of genocide. And yet, while information abounds, so do rationalizations for non-intervention in Balkan affairs - the threshold of real genocide has yet to be reached in Bosnia; all sides are equally guilty; Islamic fundamentalism in Bosnia is a threat to the West; it will only end when they all tire of killing each other - to name but a few. InThis Time We Knew, Thomas Cushman and Stjepan G. Mestrovic have put together a collection of critical, reflective, essays that offer detailed sociological, political, and historical analyses of western responses to the war. This volume punctures once and for all common excuses for Western inaction. This Time We Knewfurther reveals the reasons why these rationalizations have persisted and led to the West's failure to intercede, in the face of incontrovertible evidence, in the most egregious crimes against humanity to occur in Europe since World War II.
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Subject Yugoslav War (1991-1995) (OCoLC)fst01183774
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995.
Genocide -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
World politics -- 1989-
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
Genocide. (OCoLC)fst00940208
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
Bosnia and Herzegovina. (OCoLC)fst01212749
Chronological Term Since 1989
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Mestrovic, Stjepan.
Other Form: Print version: Cushman, Thomas. This Time We Knew : Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia. New York : NYU Press, 1996 9780814715345
ISBN 9780814723708 (electronic bk.)
0814723705 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055802292
GBVCP 1008656666

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