Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism

Ranking International Crimes and Justifying Humanitarian Intervention

  • Authors
  • Thomas W. Simon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-8
  3. Comparing Injustices: The Centrality of Genocide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
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  4. Comparative Applications: War on Terror’s Distortions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
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  5. From Theory to Practice: Humanitarian Intervention Revised

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
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  6. Conclusion

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      Pages 175-177
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 179-244

About this book


We are understandably reluctant to "rank" moral atrocities. What is worse, genocide or terrorism? In this book, Thomas W. Simon argues that politicians use this to manipulate our sense of injustice by exaggerating terrorism and minimizing torture. He advocates for an international criminal code that encourages humanitarian intervention.


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