"The result of four decades of truly brilliant intellectual inquiryà. No scholar has done more in this century to promote understanding about the true causes of internal and external State violenceà."
—Robert F. Turner, Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia "Rummel mobilizes every resource (logical and empirical), tracks down virtually every related study, and defends his thesis with the energy of a knight of the round table and the hand of a master scholar."
—Jack Vincent, Borah Professor of Political Science, University of Idaho
About the Author
R. J. Rummel was professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii. He is the author of over one hundred scholarly articles and two dozen books, including Power Kills, China’s Bloody Century, and The Miracle That Is Freedom. In addition, he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and been the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association and the International Association of Genocide Scholars’ Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Genocide and Democide Studies and Prevention.