The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide (Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Stud) Nov 30, by Guenter Lewy · Hardcover. “An astute critical analysis of the many ambiguities and complexities concernig the Vietnam War. It is filled with shrewd insights and is characterized by a. Perpetrators. The World of the Holocaust Killers. Guenter Lewy. The first English- language study to make systematic use of the volume collection of

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This is an excellent book for one who wants to understand the Vietnam war. Nunn, Glendale Community College “Extraordinary Why did these ordinary people collaborate and willingly become mass murderers? This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Book Censorship in Nazi Germany. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I am less than impressed by the unanimous vote of the International Association of Genocide Scholars that the Armenian case “was one of the major genocides of the modern era.

Catholicism and the Church of the East in the Sixteenth Century. We can find help in understanding this vexing issue by looking at the men who organized and carried out the Nazis’ attempted destruction of the Jewish people known as the Holocaust.

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,ewy In the text itself, Lewy asserts that he is attempting to “clear away the cobwebs of mythology that inhibit the correct understanding of what went on — and what went wrong — in Vietnam. Atrocities happened, but they were never intentional on a large-scale basis. In using the phrases “peace activists” or “peace demonstrations”, Lewy often puts quotation marks around the word “peace”, implying alternative motivations for the activism. The New York Times.

Partner with the NBn. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The NBN is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to promoting public education. Reviews in American History. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Ledy Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

A black marine who agreed to be interviewed was unable to provide details of the outrages he had lwwy at the hearing, but he called the Vietnam war “one huge atrocity” and “a racist plot.


The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies Jan 13, It predated and influenced other reinterpretations including those of Norman Podhoretz[10] Mark Moyarand Michael Lind. The Ambiguities of Belief and Belonging: A witness to the Kristallnacht himself and the son of a concentration camp survivor, Lewy has searched for the reasons of the Holocaust out of far more than theoretical lew There were some deaths but they can not be called as genocide.

He also faulted him for basing his arguments on questionable premises and making select use of sources which conform to his own views and conclusions. Don’t have an account? Illusion, Myth and Reality Sep 01, America in Vietnam has frequently been assailed as a “revisionist” text. Army pursued this strategy out of ignorance, arrogance, and impatience. Although the one-spur Baghdad railway was overburdened with the transport of troops and supplies, the deportees from the western provinces and Cilicia who had the money were allowed to purchase ticket by rail and were spared at least some of the tribulations of the deportation process”; the “great deal of variation” leewy by the resettlement process, “that depended on factors such as geography and the attitude of local officials”.

I know true objectivity is impossible, but the author seems to try, and to let facts lead the way. Retrieved from ” https: Obviously that is as question that no one can answer, but Lewy makes it clear that the U.

In a section entitled “Roots of Hostility”, Lewy argues that the main reason of the persecution against Gypsies before gunter prejudice. In the Armenian case the main aim was not based on the intention of Armenian annihilation. These leaders, in fact, relied on many thousands of ordinary men and women fuenter made the Nazi machine work on a daily basis–members of the killing squads, guards accompanying the trains to the extermination camps, civilian employees of the SS, the drivers of gas trucks, and the personnel of death factories kewy as Auschwitz.

According to statistics developed by the United Nationsthe population of South and North Vietnam, during the course of the war, increased at a rate roughly double that of the United States in a comparable period.


Lewy argues in The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies that the Gypsies ‘ overall plight does “not constitute genocide within the meaning of the genocide convention. Guented all 10 reviews. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


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From Hanoi to Hollywood. The Americans wanted to focus on what they did well–what are now called “kinetic operations,” which is to say combat,–and ignored things at which take too long and required skills they did not possess–understanding the land, people, and history of Vietnam. He gives a scholarly account of much essential history as opposed to the distorted propaganda written by supporters of the communist regimes which slaughtered three million people after their victory.

I would welcome it if critics of my work would limit themselves to dealing with the substance of my positions rather than falsely impute to me ulterior motives. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Archived from the original on 15 May Yet as long as wars do take place at all it remains a moral duty to seek to reduce the agony caused by war, and the fulfillment of this obligation should not be disdained.

Many of the veterans, though assured that they would not be questioned about the atrocities they might have committed personally, refused to be interviewed.

In recalling the congressional testimony of some American veterans who were critical of the war, one of whom compared American action in Vietnam to genocideLewy suggests that some “witnesses sounded as if they had memorized North Vietnamese propaganda. Available to ship in days. The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: In his book he states that the killings were not genocide, because they have not been proven to have been governmentally organized, [40] and also because “the argument that the deportations in reality constituted a premeditated program of extermination of the Armenians of Turkey is difficult to square with many aspects and characteristics of the relocations”, including the non relocation of Armenian communities of cities like IstanbulSmyrna Izmir and Aleppo ; the fact that “the trek on foot that took so many lives was imposed only on the Armenian in eastern and central Anatoliaa part of the country that had no railroad.