Is The Holocaust Unique? Perspectives On Comparative Genocide

Is The Holocaust Unique? Perspectives On Comparative Genocide

by Alan S Rosenbaum


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ISBN-13: 9780813336862
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Alan S. Rosenbaum is professor of philosophy at Cleveland State University and the author of Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals , The Philosophy of Human Rights: International Perspectives , Coercion and Autonomy: Philosophical Foundations, Issues and Practices , and Constitutionalism: The Philosophical Dimension .

Table of Contents

Foreword Israel W. Charny ix

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction to the First Edition Alan S. Rosenbaum 1

Introduction to the Second Edition Alan S. Rosenbaum 11

Introduction to the Third Edition Alan S. Rosenbaum 21

1 The Ethics of Uniqueness John K. Roth 27

2 Religion and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust Richard L. Rubenstein 39

3 From the Holocaust: Some Legal and Moral Implications Richard J. Goldstone 47

4 The Uniqueness of the Holocaust: The Historical Dimension Steven T. Katz 55

5 Responses to the Porrajmos: The Romani Holocaust Ian Hancock 75

6 The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Holocaust: A Comparative Analysis Seymour Drescher 103

7 The Armenian Genocide as Precursor and Prototype of Twentieth-Century Genocide Robert F. Melson 125

8 The Comparative Aspects of the Armenian and Jewish Cases of Genocide: A Sociohistorical Perspective Vahakn N. Dadrian 139

9 Stalinist Terror and the Question of Genocide: The Great Famine Barbara B. Green 175

10 The Holocaust and the Japanese Atrocities Kinue Tokudome 201

11 The Holocaust, Rwanda, and the Category of Genocide Jerry Fowler 215

12 Hitler, Pol Pot, and Hutu Power: Common Themes in Genocidal Ideologies Ben Kiernan 223

13 "Global Vision": Iran's Holocaust Denial Matthias Kuentzel 231

14 The Promise and Limits of Comparison: The Holocaust and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda Scott Straus 245

15 Applying the Lessons of the Holocaust Shimon Samuels 259

16 The Rise and Fall of Metaphor: German Historians and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust Wulf Kansteiner 271

17 Uniqueness as Denial: The Politics of Genocide Scholarship David E. Stannard 295

About theBook and Contributors 341

Index 345

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