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The politics of denialism: The strange case of Rwanda

Fiche Numéro 9169

Numéro
9169
Auteur
Caplan, Gerald
Date
Jeudi 17 juin 2010
Aaaammjj
20100617
Titre
The politics of denialism: The strange case of Rwanda
Soustitre
Review of ‘The Politics of Genocide’. The 1994 genocide of the Rwandan Tutsi never happened. This is this unfounded and disturbing allegation at the heart of a new book by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, writes Gerald Caplan. Instead the authors claim that that it was part of an elaborate American conspiracy to “gain a strong military presence in Central Africa, a diminution of its European rivals' influence, proxy armies to serve its interests, and access to the raw material-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo”. Why they want to create such gratuitous hurt for the survivors of the genocide in Rwanda is ‘impossible to fathom’, says Caplan, but their ‘egregious views’ ‘relegate them squarely to the lunatic fringe’.
Cote
2010-06-17, Issue 486
Taille
223531 octets
Nb. pages
15
Type
Page web
Langue
EN