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Katherine Wilson

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The Civil Side of Genocide: Powell’s Barbaric Civilization

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Reviewed in this essay:  Christopher Powell, Barbaric Civilization: a Critical Sociology of Genocide, McGill-Queens University Press, 2011. What does calling someone a monster accomplish?  At a recent human rights panel I attended, a scholar described a series of personal interviews he’d conducted with a group of war criminals—men who had brutally tortured and killed numerous people.  He...