Browsing posts tagged: Reconciliation & Peace Studies
I Shall Not Hate

Heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is a Palestinian doctor’s inspiring account of his extraordinary life, growing up in poverty but determined to treat his patients in Gaza and Israel regardless of their ethnic origin. A London University- and Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in […]

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

This volume explores the evolution of United Nations efforts at peace-keeping, particularly since the early 1990s. Peacekeeping has always been one of the most visible symbols of the UN role in international peace and security, and it was disappointment with the performance of UN peacekeeping operations that was to become symbolic of the UN’s failure […]

The Dark Side of Democracy

A new theory of ethnic cleansing based on the most terrible cases (colonial genocides, Armenia, the Nazi Holocaust, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda) and cases of lesser violence (early modern Europe, contemporary India, and Indonesia). Murderous cleansing is modern, ‚the dark side of democracy‘. It results where the demos (democracy) is confused with the ethnos (the ethnic […]

Lincoln’s Greatest Speech

After four years of unspeakable horror and sacrifice on both sides, the Civil War was about to end. On March 4, 1865, at his Second Inaugural, President Lincoln did not offer the North the victory speech it yearned for, nor did he blame the South solely for the sin of slavery. Calling the whole nation […]