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Understanding Genocides: Transformative Politics, Transformative Results

This excerpt excerpt from Worse Than War describes strategic political acts embedded in larger political contexts, practices, and goals that can eventually lead to genocide.


Understanding Genocides: Communal Worlds

This section of Worse Than War examines evidence that the perpetrators of eliminationist campaigns live in a milieu over­whelmingly supporting and affirming their treatment of the victims.


Understanding Genocides: How They Are Implemented

Both scholars and nonscholars have falsely assumed that when a leader or­ders people to be eliminated, his followers do it reflexively. This excerpt from the book looks at how genocide really occurs.


Understanding Genocides: What We Can Do

How can genocides be prevented? This excerpt from the book rethinks the concept of prevention in terms of anti-eliminationist discourse.

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Understanding Genocides: How Eliminationist Assaults End

In this part of the book Worse Than War, Daniel Goldhagen looks at why individual mass murders and eliminations have ended, and why they did so when they did, and not earlier.


Understanding Genocides: Why The Onslaughts End

All eliminationist onslaughts end sooner or later, but not for the same reason. Daniel Goldhagen examines the different reasons for why the mass murders are halted.


Understanding Genocides: Why the Perpetrators Act

This excerpt from the book Worse Than War explores the motivations of elimina­tionists to engage in mass slaughter.

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Understanding Genocides: Stopping Eliminationist Politics





Understanding Genocides: Eliminationism

Daniel Goldhagen explains the concept of eliminationism - the desire to eliminate peoples or groups as ab overar­ching category and the core act - and four strategies it employs.


Understanding Genocides: Our Age of Suffering

In this excerpt for the book Worse Than War, Daniel Goldhagen takes a look at the last century and instances where eliminationist groups have committed mass slaughter.

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