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The Barbarization of Warfare

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Description for The Barbarization of Warfare Paperback. Explores the effects of the barbarization of warfare on our cultures and societies Editor(s): Kassimeris, George. Num Pages: 200 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: GTJ; JHBA; JM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 140 x 215 x 19. Weight in Grams: 414.

The images from Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad have been a grim reminder of warfare's undiminished capacity for brutality and indiscriminate excess. What happened in Abu Ghraib has happened before: the World War II, and more recent wars and insurgencies in Algeria, Congo, Angola, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, and many others, all bear witness to the ever-present human capacity to commit barbaric acts if circumstances allow.
What drives people to mistreat, humiliate, and torment others? In an age when real time war, violence, and torture are becoming addictive forms of entertainment, it is now more critical than ever to ... Read more

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New York University Press United States
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About Kassimeris
George Kassimeris is a Senior Research Fellow in Conflict and Terrorism at the University of Wolverhampton. He is the author of Europe’s Last Red Terrorists (NYU Press) the first book in any language on Greece’s notorious November 17th terrorist group. He writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal Europe and the International Herald Tribune and is now working on a ... Read more

Reviews for The Barbarization of Warfare
"Warfare, [Kassimeris] reminds us, can foster the best of human virtues. But it can also provide an arena in which a nation’s true character is demonstrated in the eyes of the world."
Kansas City Star
"This book shows us the true barbarism of warfare. It makes brilliant but unsettling reading. Viewed together, the essays offer as good a ... Read more

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