With Intent to Destroy: Reflecting on Genocide

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Verso, 2003 - History - 222 pages
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As heirs of the Enlightenment, we in the West tend to view ourselves as humane, rational and reasonable. Genocides are atrocities that 'others' commit, so revealing their backwardness and essential 'otherness'.

Colin Tatz's study of genocide exposes this Enlightenment-based self-image as dangerous complacency...especially in its examination of colonial genocides (what 'we', in Australia for example, got up to not so long ago) and the Holocaust (what some of 'us' did within the lifetimes of many of us).

A South African-Australian-Jew, Tatz provides a personal yet analytical and critical account of racism and anti-Semitism, and the termini to which such policies and practices have led in Germany, Turkey, South Africa and Australia. In so doing, he reveals how widespread is the (genocidal) propensity to resort to biological solutions to resolve social or political 'problems'. In addition, he raises general questions on the matter of denial...asking why, rather than what, denialists deny...and concludes with his reflections on many years of teaching about genocide.
 

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Tatz is just projecting from his own narrow myopic Jewish viewpoint of history and trying to undermine Australia in the interests of "Abolishing the white race" (by any means necessary) as his fellow Jew Noel Ignatiev has called for in his essay of that name. (I joke not) Tatz parents treated Africans like dogs (by his own admission) and if you look at Page 176 of his book....he is calling for the legal and moral responsibility of White Aussies for the past. He also seeks to have the UN definition of Genocide expanded to suit the nefarious purpose of his anti white book of hatred. Look up this blog for more information and detailed expose' of his inaccurate so called facts.
Koala732 "Dr Colin Taz, on trial in the court of public opinion"
 

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Prof. Tatz is a disgraced scholar & his work is extremely unreliable, as seen here. www.armeniangenocidelies.com/2012/11/15/prof-colin-tatz-panayiotis-diamadis-anc-australia-provoking-ethnic-tensions/

Contents

Journey Towards Genocide I
1
Approaches to Genocide
23
The Genocidal Engine
43
Defining and Interpreting Genocide
67
Genocide or Not?
107
Denialism Memory and the Politics
122
Notes
185
Bibliography
193
Acknowledgements
209
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Born and educated in South Africa, Colin Tatz emigrated to Australia in 1961. The author of fifteen books and holder of several prestigious academic posts, he is currently Director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies based at the Shalom Institute, University of New South Wales.

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