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When you think of the sort of things that happen when a genocide happens, it's again not people who are intrinsically evil.
It's time to recognise the Armenian Genocide.
As long as your ideology identifies the main source of the world's ills as a definable group, it opens the world up to genocide.
The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.
'Capitalism' is a dirty word for many intellectuals, but there are a number of studies showing that open economies and free trade are negatively correlated with genocide and war.
It's not surprising to me that in a country born of racial genocide, the issue of race is still an open wound on the American soul. We haven't dealt with it.
I was a supporter of the desire, in my section of Nigeria, to leave the federation because it was treated very badly with something that was called genocide in those days.
You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it's really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten.
There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.
Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems.
For us, genocide was the gas chamber - what happened in Germany. We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide.
Can postmodernism hold the perpetrators of genocide accountable?
The Armenian Genocide is such a controversial and very sensitive issue because the Turkish and Armenian people disagree about the facts of what actually happened. I know how strongly Armenians feel about the Genocide, and how it's never been recognised. At the same time, I do not hold today's generation of people accountable.
Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
Patrick J. Kennedy
The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
It is statistically proven that the strongest institution that guarantees procreation and continuity of the generations is marriage between one man and one woman. We don't want genocide. We don't want to destroy the sacred institution of marriage.
Acumen Fund is my prayer in response to genocide and what happened in Rwanda.
I don't think nations can stand aside for ethnic cleansing and genocide.
You will be judged in years to come by how you responded to genocide on your watch.
Nicholas D. Kristof
In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don't know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars.
One of the things that a president needs in the face of genocide is resolve.
In the aftermath of any war or genocide, healing and reconciliation are ultimate aspirations.
Janine di Giovanni
I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.
Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.
This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged.
Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.
Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf.
Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
The story of U.S. policy during the genocide in Rwanda is not a story of willful complicity with evil. U.S. officials did not sit around and conspire to allow genocide to happen.
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