Scoop Review of Books

Archive for September, 2010

The Politics of Genocide

The Politics of Genocide by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson
Monthly Review Press, 2010 U.S. $12.95*
Reviewed By Rick Rozoff Stop NATO

In 1895 novelist Anatole France – who in the same decade took up cudgels in defense of persecuted Armenians in the Ottoman Empire while also entering the lists on behalf of Alfred Dreyfus – wrote an essay in which he maintained that words are like coins. When freshly minted the images and inscriptions on them are clear. But by dint of constant circulation they become effaced until the outlines are blurred and the words unintelligible. Read more »