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A Rhetorical Crime : Genocide in the Geopolitical Discourse of the Cold War.

By: Weiss-Wendt, Anton.
Contributor(s): Irvin-Erickson, Douglas.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights Ser: Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813594699.Subject(s): Cold War | Genocide (International law) | Genocide intervention-Political aspects | Soviet Union-Foreign relations-1945-1991 | United States-Foreign relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Rhetorical Crime : Genocide in the Geopolitical Discourse of the Cold WarDDC classification: 345.0251 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Soviet Scholars of International Law as Foot Soldiers in the Cold War -- Chapter 2: Trial by Word: The Gulag Condemned -- Chapter 3: Soviet Satellites Shift Allegiances: Hungary, Yugoslavia -- Chapter 4: The Struggle for Influence in Postcolonial Africa and the Middle East: Algeria, Congo, Nigeria, Iraq -- Chapter 5: Southeast Asia and the Rise of Communist China: Tibet, Bangladesh, Cambodia -- Chapter 6: (Soviet) Piggy in the Middle: American Liberal Left versus Radical Right on US Ratification of the Genocide Convention -- Chapter 7: Moscow Taps the New Left: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement, Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement -- Chapter 8: Soviet-Turkish Relations and Socialist Armenia -- Chapter 9: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict -- Chapter 10: An Uncertain End to the Cold War and the Reactivation of the Genocide Treaty -- Conclusion -- Afterword: Genocide Rhetoric and a New Cold War -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary: A Rhetorical Crime shows how, over the course of the Cold War era, genocide morphed from a legal concept into a political discourse used in international propaganda battles. Through a unique comparative analysis of U.S. and Soviet statements on genocide, Weiss-Wendt investigates why their moral posturing far exceeded their humanitarian action.
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Intro -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Soviet Scholars of International Law as Foot Soldiers in the Cold War -- Chapter 2: Trial by Word: The Gulag Condemned -- Chapter 3: Soviet Satellites Shift Allegiances: Hungary, Yugoslavia -- Chapter 4: The Struggle for Influence in Postcolonial Africa and the Middle East: Algeria, Congo, Nigeria, Iraq -- Chapter 5: Southeast Asia and the Rise of Communist China: Tibet, Bangladesh, Cambodia -- Chapter 6: (Soviet) Piggy in the Middle: American Liberal Left versus Radical Right on US Ratification of the Genocide Convention -- Chapter 7: Moscow Taps the New Left: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement, Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement -- Chapter 8: Soviet-Turkish Relations and Socialist Armenia -- Chapter 9: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict -- Chapter 10: An Uncertain End to the Cold War and the Reactivation of the Genocide Treaty -- Conclusion -- Afterword: Genocide Rhetoric and a New Cold War -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.

A Rhetorical Crime shows how, over the course of the Cold War era, genocide morphed from a legal concept into a political discourse used in international propaganda battles. Through a unique comparative analysis of U.S. and Soviet statements on genocide, Weiss-Wendt investigates why their moral posturing far exceeded their humanitarian action.

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ANTON WEISS-WENDT is a research professor at the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo, Norway. He is the author of many books, including The Soviet Union and the Genocide Convention, 1945-1954 .

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