To Be a Victim pp 271-294 | Cite as

Victims of Genocide

  • Burton M. Leiser


Since the end of the fifteenth century, with the discovery of America by Europeans, genocide has probably been more commonly practiced and more carefully rationalized in both Europe and the Americas than at any other time in history, despite modern pretensions of being civilized, cultured, and “advanced” scientifically, morally, and religiously. With the opening of the New World, genocide became desirable as the only practicable means of usurping territories previously within the domain of other peoples who were reluctant to relinquish them. Advances in the technology of travel, agriculture, and extermination were quickly used to facilitate the process.


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