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How Holocausts Happen

Author : Douglas Porpora
ISBN : 0877229236
Genre : History
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"History repeats itself, but it never repeats itself exactly," observes Douglas Porpora in this powerful indictment of U.S. intervention in Central America. Comparing the general public’s reaction to the Holocaust in Nazi Germany with American public opinion of U.S. participation in the genocidal policies of Nicaraguan counter-revolutionary forces, and the governments of Guatemala and El Salvador among others, Porpora demonstrates that moral indifference to the suffering of others was the common response. With reference to Hannah Arendt’s thesis of the banality of evil, he develops the concept of a "Holocaust-like event" and examines how even a democratic society can be capable of something on the order of a Holocaust. Unlike other accounts of the Holocaust and genocide, this book focuses on the citizenry served or ruled by genocidal governments rather than on the governments themselves. Porpora argues that moral indifference and lack of interest in critical reflection are key factors that enable Holocaust-like events to happen And he characterizes American society as being typically indifferent to the fate of other people, uninformed, and anti-intellectual. Porpora cites numerous horrifying examples of U.S.-backed Latin American government actions against their own peasants, Indians, and dissident factions. He offers finally a theory of public moral indifference and argues that although such indifference is socially created by government, the media, churches, and other institutions, we, the public, must ultimately take responsibility for it. How Holocausts Happen is at once a scholarly examination of the nature of genocide and a stinging indictment of American society.

Seeking Refuge

Author : María Cristina García
ISBN : 9780520247017
Genre : History
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Tells the story of the 20th-century Central American migration, and how domestic and foreign policy interests shaped the asylum policies of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

U S Policy And Latin America In The 1990s

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Leading To The 2003 Iraq War

Author : A. Nikolaev
ISBN : 9781403977311
Genre : Political Science
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A telling analysis of the pre-war media debate around the globe which set the stage for the 2003 Iraq war. By concentrating on the pre-war coverage, this group of scholars engages in a more open discussion of the issues than would take place during wartime, and uncovers the implications for each country's position on international concerns.

Fathoming The Holocaust

Author : Ronald J. Berger
ISBN : 0202366111
Genre : Social Science
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Fathoming the Holocaust represents the culmination of a singular effort to attempt to explain the Final Solution to the "Jewish Problem" in terms of a general theory of social problems construction. The book is comprehensive in scope, covering the origins and emergence of the Final Solution, wartime reaction to it, and the postwar memory of the genocide. It does so within the framework of a social problems construction, a perspective that treats social problems not as a condition but as an activity that identifies and defines problems, persuades others that something must be done about them, and generates practical programs of remedial action. Berger holds that social problems have a "natural history," that is, they evolve through a sequence of stages that entail the development and unfolding of claims about problems and the formulation and implementation of solutions. Fathoming the Holocaust is therefore a book that aims to advance sociological understanding of the Holocaust, not simply to describe its history, but to examine its social construction, that is, to understand it as a consequence of concerted human activity. In doing so, Berger hopes to encourage the teaching of the Holocaust in the social scientific curricula of higher education. In contrast to the extensive historical literature on the Holocaust, Berger offers a distinctly sociological approach that examines how the Holocaust was constructed--first as a social policy designed by the Nazis, implemented by functionaries, and resisted by its victims and opponents; later as several varying layers of historical memory. The scope of this book extends from the prewar through the contemporary periods, focusing on the societal issues governing the interpreting of these events in Israel, the German Federal Republic, and the United States. Berger's is a text with both large general interest and essential material for courses in social problems, European history, and Jewish studies. Ronald J. Berger, professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has previously published six books and numerous articles and book chapters. His earlier book on the Holocaust was a sociological account of his father and uncle's survival experiences.

Experiencing Citizenship

Author : Richard M. Battistoni
ISBN : 9781563770074
Genre : Education
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This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs service learning and the academic disciplines. This collection of essays focuses on the use of service learning as an approach to teaching and learning in political science. Following an Introduction by Richard M. Battistoni and William E. Hudson, the four essays in Part 1, "Service-Learning as a Mode of Civic Education," develop a theoretical framework for understanding service learning; titles include: "The Decline of Democratic Faith" (Jean Bethke Elshtain); "Teaching/Theorizing/Practicing Democracy: An Activist's Perspective on Service-Learning in Political Science" (Meta Mendel-Reyes); "The Work of Citizenship and the Problem of Service-Learning" (Harry C. Boyte and James Farr); and "Examining Pedagogy in the Service-Learning Classroom: Reflections on Integrating Service-Learning into the Curriculum" (Karen D. Zivi). Chapters in Part 2, "Course Narratives," provide practical how-to guidance; including: "Community Service-Learning as Practice in the Democratic Political Arts" (Gregory B. Markus); "Service-Learning in the Study of American Public Policy" (William E. Hudson); "Political Theory" (James Farr); "Research Methods" (Daniel J. Palazzolo); "Women and Citizenship: Transforming Theory and Practice" (Cynthia R. Daniels); "Politics, Community, and Service" (Richard Guarasci); "Civil Rights and Liberties" (Bill Swinford); "Service-Learning and Comparative Politics: A Latin American Saga" (Robert H. Trudeau); "The Police Corps: Researching Teaching and Teaching Research" (Milton Heumann); and "Bringing Service and Politics Together: A Community College Perspective" (Mona Field). The essays in Part 3, "The Discipline and Beyond," examine more general concerns; they include: "Experiencing Government: Political Science Internships" (Stephen Frantzich and Sheilah Mann); "Service-Learning and Empowerment" (Ed Schwerin); "Civic Leadership" (Richard A. Couto). An Afterword by Benjamin R. Barber closes the text. Appended are a 10-item annotated bibliography and a annotated list of service-learning courses in political science offered at various colleges and universities. (All essays include references.) (SM)

Philosophy Religion And The Question Of Intolerance

Author : Mehdi Amin Razavi
ISBN : 0791434478
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy, Religion, and the Question off Intolerance is a diverse collection of essays united by a common starting point and theme -- the awareness that intolerance is a phenomenon encountered in diverse places and circumstances and often handled with limited success. The question of toleration, together with its cultural, social, religious, and philosophical implications, are addressed by leading authorities who offer insights from an interdisciplinary perspective. The book begins with essays by three distinguished scholars, Robert Cummings Neville, J. B. Schneewind, and John McCumber. They assess the origins of intolerance, the genesis of our concept of toleration, and the outlook for the practice of tolerance in contemporary society. Beyond the opening essays, the collection is divided into three sections. The first concentrates on the relationship of religious faith and practice to toleration and inquires how religion might either impede or promote toleration. The second section deals primarily with questions regarding tolerance in the face of modern political realities. The final section discusses ethics, namely the philosophical analysis and definition of toleration as a virtue.

The United States In Latin America

Author : David Shavit
ISBN : UOM:39015025160022
Genre : History
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Covering the period from the seventeenth century, when trade between the United States and Latin America began, to the present, this historical dictionary provides information on the people, organizations, institutions, and events associated with the United States' presence in Latin America. Entries on people include those who visited and lived in Latin America, including sea captains and merchants, explorers, filibusters and adventurers, military officers, missionaries, government officials, businessmen, anthropologists and scientists, diplomats, and writers. Entries on organizations include business firms, missions, colleges, and naval and military bases. The volume includes some 1,200 entries, arranged alphabetically. Additional features include a short chronology and an appendix listing of chiefs of United States diplomatic missions. Access to the material is provided by an appendix listing of subjects by occupation and a full subject index. Sources of additional information are given both at the end of entries and in a bibliographical essay.

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017299089
Genre : United States
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U S Policy And Latin America In The 1990s

Author : United States Air Force Academy. Library
ISBN : UIUC:30112105113739
Genre : History
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