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Introduction / Thomas Cushman and Stjepan G. Mesťrović -- The complicity of Serbian intellectuals in genocide in the 1990s / Philip J. Cohen -- Bosnia : the lessons of history? / Brendan Simms -- No pity for Sarajevo ; The West's Serbianization ; When the West stands in for the dead / Jean Baudrillard -- Israel and the war in Bosnia / Daniel Kofman -- The politics of indifference at the United Nations and genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia / Michael N. Barnett -- The West Side story of the collapse of Yugoslavia and the wars in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slaven Letica -- Serbia's war lobby : diaspora groups and Western elites / Brad K. Blitz -- Moral relativism and equidistance in British attitudes to the war in the former Yugoslavia / Daniele Conversi -- The former Yugoslavia, the end of the Nuremberg era, and the new barbarism / James J. Sadkovich -- War and ethnic identity in Eastern Europe : does the post-Yugoslav crisis portend wider chaos? / Liah Greenfeld -- The anti-genocide movement on American college campuses : a growing response to the Balkan war / Sheri Fink -- Western responses to the current Balkan war / David Riesman -- APPENDIX 1: A Definition of Genocide -- APPENDIX 2: Text of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide -- APPENDIX 3: Indictments by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
We didn't know. For half a century, Western politicians and intellectuals have so explained away their inaction in the face of genocide in World War II. In stark contrast, Western observers today face a daily barrage of information and images, from CNN, the Internet, and newspapers about the parties and individuals responsible for the current Balkan War and crimes against humanity. The stories, often accompanied by video or pictures of rape, torture, mass graves, and ethnic cleansing, available almost instantaneously, do not allow even the most uninterested viewer to ignore the grim reality of.
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Print version: Cushman, Thomas. This Time We Knew : Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia. New York : NYU Press, ©1996 9780814715345
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