chapter  17
Summing Up: Essential Points for Preventing Genocide
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Most of us have seen a documentary or old newsreel portraying the incredible brutality of genocides ranging from the Holocaust to Darfur. If you cast your mind back to such pictures, you can grasp a little of the horror; but not the smells, the cries of anguish, and much else that reflects the mass slaughter of a people just because they were exactly that-a people cast in the role of inhuman scum, scapegoats, utterly vulnerable targets, putatively guilty of all sorts of crimes against the perpetrators, but in fact guilty of nothing except being alive-but not alive for long.