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WORSE THAN WAR: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity DVD
Genocide is many things - horrific, tragic, and immoral, among others. But one thing it is not, says political scientist Daniel Goldhagen, is inevitable. In this program, the author of HITLER'S WILLING EXECUTIONERS explores the social and psychological factors that have repeatedly pushed stable societies into the insanity of mass killing. In Rwanda, Goldhagen speaks with participants in murder squads that rampaged in 1994 as well as witnesses of those atrocities. In Guatemala, he confronts former president Efraín Ríos Montt, considered by many to be responsible for genocide against indigenous peoples in the 1980s. Interviewees also include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; Bosnian leader Haris Silajdzic, who called for intervention against ethnic cleansing in 1992; and a scholarly survivor of Ukraine's role in the Holocaust - Goldhagen's father, Erich. Contains graphic and disturbing images and discussions. Instructor discretion advised.