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Title This time we knew : western responses to genocide in Bosnia / edited by Thomas Cushman and Stjepan G. Meštrović
Published New York : New York University Press, [1996]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 412 pages)
Contents 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
Summary "We didn't know." For half a century, Western politicians and intellectuals have in this fashion 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 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 disinterested viewer to ignore the grim reality of genocide
And yet, while knowledge abounds, so do rationalizations for non-intervention in Balkan affairs - the threshold of "real" genocide had yet to be reached in Bosnia; all sides were equally guilty; Islamic fundamentalism in Bosnia is a threat to the West; it will only end when they all tire of killing each other - to name but a few. This Time We Knew punctures once and for all common excuses for Western inaction in the face of incontrovertible evidence of the most egregious crimes against humanity to occur in Europe since World War II
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Yugoslav War, 1991-1995.
Genocide -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
World politics -- 1989-
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
World politics.
Internationale Politik
Guerre dans l'ex-Yougoslavie (1991-1995)
Génocide -- Bosnie-Herzégovine.
Relations internationales -- 1989- ...
SUBJECT Bosnia and Herzegovina -- History -- 1992-
Subject Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnie-Herzégovine -- 1992-1995 (Guerre civile) -- Atrocités.
Bosnien-Herzegowina -- Bürgerkrieg.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cushman, Thomas, 1959-
Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel
ISBN 9780814723708