The Science of Genocide by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 6, 2012

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On this day in 1945 the United States demonstrated that it was as morally bankrupt as the Nazi machine it had recently vanquished and the Soviet regime with which it was allied. Over Hiroshima, and three days later over Nagasaki, it exploded an atomic device that was the most efficient weapon of genocide in human history. The blast killed tens of thousands of men, women and children. It was an act of mass annihilation that was strategically and militarily indefensible. The Japanese had been on the verge of surrender. Hiroshima and Nagasaki had no military significance. It was a war crime for which no one was ever tried. The explosions, which marked the culmination of three centuries of physics, signaled the ascendancy of the technician and scientist as our most potent agents of death.


via Truthdig

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

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6 thoughts on “The Science of Genocide by Chris Hedges

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  4. The science of genocide generally involves gun controle laws, gun confiscation and persuasion of the public to fear themselves and trust the government.
    For attack it relies on emotional manipulation. The first ‘protocol’ mentions the superficiality of the public.

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  6. Not much in this article on the administration of Genocide and the need for a State in its execution.

    Really Chris Hedges is an over rated Thermidorian

    War and genocide are not about biology they are about the culture of a society.

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