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This review is from: States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Paperback)
Stanley Cohen's book is an extremely thought-provoking study of how modern states go about denying culpability in the face of accusations of atrocities and other wrongdoing. It is written in a readable, if somewhat schematic, style and draws on a wealth of cases -- the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the 'killing fields' of Cambodia, and others -- to give context to the book's main claims. A very useful read for any scholar interested in modern states, genocide, memory, or the politics of suffering.
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