The Resource Death by government, R.J. Rummel ; with a foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz

Death by government, R.J. Rummel ; with a foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz

Label
Death by government
Title
Death by government
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Rummel ; with a foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is R. J. Rummel's fourth book in a series devoted to genocide and government mass murder, or what he calls "democide." He presents the primary results in tables and figures as well as a historical sketch of the major cases of democide, those in which 1 million or more people were killed by a regime. In Death by Government, Rummel does not aim to describe democide itself, but to determine its nature and scope in order to test the theory that democracies are inherently nonviolent. Rummel discusses genocide in China, Nazi Germany, Japan, Cambodia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Poland, the Soviet Union, and Pakistan. He also writes about areas of suspected genocide: North Korea, Mexico, and feudal Russia. His results clearly and decisively show that democracies commit less democide than other regimes. The underlying principle is that the less freedom people have, the greater the violence; the more freedom, the less the violence. Thus, as Rummel says, "The problem is power. The solution is democracy. The course of action is to foster freedom." Death by Government is a compelling look at the horrors that occur in nondemocratic societies. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human history, including the massacre of Europeans during the Thirty Years' War, the relatively unknown genocide of the French Revolution, the slaughtering of American Indians by colonists in the New World, among many other examples. This riveting account is an essential tool for historians, political scientists, and scholars interested in the study of genocide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rummel, R. J.
Dewey number
364.1/51/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6322.7
LC item number
.R86 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Violence
Label
Death by government, R.J. Rummel ; with a foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-477) and indexes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 496 p.
Isbn
9781560009276
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
93021279
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2061083-01umb_inst
  • 2030301
  • (OCoLC)28929046
Label
Death by government, R.J. Rummel ; with a foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-477) and indexes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 496 p.
Isbn
9781560009276
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
93021279
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2061083-01umb_inst
  • 2030301
  • (OCoLC)28929046

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