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Published by Transactions Publishers in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Genocide -- History -- 20th century,
  • Violence -- History -- 20th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-477) and indexes.

StatementR.J. Rummel ; with a foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6322.7 .R86 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 496 p. :
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1412362M
ISBN 101560001453
LC Control Number93021279

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  Death by Government is a compelling look at the horrors that occur in modern societies. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human history. Among other examples, the book includes the massacre of Europeans during the Thirty Years' War, the relatively unknown genocide of the French Revolution, and the slaughtering of American Indians by colonists in the New World.4/5(6). The authors final statement on the back cover is this- Shockingly, Megacaust convincingly suggests that most of the million ‘death by government’ murders could have been prevented by media that chose instead to collaborate with history’s greatest mass murderers/5(15).   Death by Government is a compelling look at the horrors that occur in modern societies. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human history. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human by: 5. Death By Government is a depressing, unnerving book. For this very reason, it should be read in history classes not just across America, but around the world. The problem of power, as Rummel terms it, remains with us today–just ask residents of Angola, Bosnia, Chechnya, Georgia, and Rwanda, among many, many other lands.

Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since (Paperback) Published January 30th by Routledge Paperback, pagesCited by: It includes them all and also what they exclude, as long as the killing is a purposive act, policy, process, or institution of government. In detail, democide is any action by government: designed to kill or cause the death of people; and that causes death by virtue of an intentionally or knowingly reckless and depraved disregard for life. DEATH BY GOVERNMENT By R.J. Rummel New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, "Death by Government" is a book of numbers. Author Rummel defines "democide" as the intentional killing of people by government, and goes into detail on what this includes. His study is filled with statistics and charts and graphs and is well documented/5(30).

  The millions of deaths catalogued by such researchers as R.J. Rummel, author of Power Kills and Death by Government, and by the authors of The Black Book of Communism, are not deaths caused by foreign armies, but by all those unfortunate souls’ own governments.   Death by Government is a compelling look at the horrors that occur in modern societies. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human history. Among other examples, the 4/5(5).   Death by Government is an important read as it will open up history and mankind in a way you’ve never really considered before. There are some horrid examples of human murder, death and suffering, but much of the book is straight numerical. Rummel argues that in the last century totalitarian governments killed more people than warfare. Many scholars and commentators have referenced my total of ,, for the democide (genocide and mass murder) of the last century. I'm now trying to get word out that I've had to make a major revision in my total due to two books.