Assigned Reading Responses, Genocide: A World History

Genocide: A World History Chapter 7 Reading Questions and Paragraphs

Personally, I felt that Chapter Seven of Genocide: A World History by Norman M. Naimark might have been one of the most important chapters in the textbook because it brought to light that non-communist, even democratic, regimes can be capable of genocide.  Western societies tend to write hirsute along the lines of communism=evil and democracy=all… Read More Genocide: A World History Chapter 7 Reading Questions and Paragraphs

Assigned Reading Responses, Genocide: A World History, The Bridge Betrayed

Reading Questions and Paragraphs for November 16th

Genocide: A World History In chapter eight of Genocide: A World History by Norman Naimark, Naimark examines genocides in the former Yugoslavia, in Rwanda, and in Darfur, Sudan.  All these genocides served as stark reminders that society and humanity have not moved past the atrocities of genocide and that even on the eve of the… Read More Reading Questions and Paragraphs for November 16th

Assigned Reading Responses

Reading Questions and Paragraphs for October 31st: America’s Secret Role in the Rwandan Genocide

Like the Gourevitch book this piece in a journalistic piece, but this article is a secondary source examining the role America had, or rather lack thereof, in preventing the Rwandan genocide.  Epstein, unlike Gourevitch, points  a finger at the American and Ugandan governments.  She also paints the current Rwandan president Paul Kagame,  a former commander… Read More Reading Questions and Paragraphs for October 31st: America’s Secret Role in the Rwandan Genocide

Assigned Reading Responses, We Wish to Inform You

Reading Questions and Paragraph for October 24th

We Wish to Inform that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families In We Wish to Inform You….  Philip Gourevitch, a writer for the New Yorkers that has reported from around the world,  provides a narrative of the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s, combining his personal encounters in Rwanda during the time immediately after… Read More Reading Questions and Paragraph for October 24th

Assigned Reading Responses, Bloodlands

Reading Questions and Paragraph for October 12

Bloodlands In the last half of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder, Snyder analyze’s Hitler’s final solution and the end of World War II along with post war suffering including stalinist anti-semitism.  A large focus of these chapters were over the twice or thrice occupied nations of the Bloodlands and the extreme… Read More Reading Questions and Paragraph for October 12