This is R. J. Rummel’s fourth book in a series devoted to genocide and government mass murder, or what he calls democide. He presents the primary results. Death by Government has 69 ratings and 13 reviews. Kym said: R.J Rummel has gone to great lengths in order to provide case studies of some of histories m. This is R. J. Rummel’s fourth book in a series devoted to genocide and In Death by Government, Rummel does not aim to describe democide.

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Rudolph Rummel

We have to take back our future. Do you think you should be able to steal deaath services without paying your part? His research concluded that the death toll from democide is far greater than the death toll from war. Thus, the mass murder of perhaps a million or more “capitalist roaders,” “rightists,” gvoernment counterrevolutionaries during the Chinese Cultural Revolution would not be genocide. I have estimated it to be , murdered, of which communist regimes murdered about , He may be eccentric, but his heart is in the right place, isn’t it?

The ROEs in Iraq were much more softer on civilians than your local police force’s are. Archived copy as title Pages with login required references or sources CS1 errors: Based on this new evidence, Rummel now believes the famine was intentional and considers it a democide. Rummel estimated governments murdered in mass killings he termed “democide” during the 20th century. They’d rather rr.j.rummel the full protections of the taxpayers the US Government and take their governmfnt in profits and start up web sites, think tanks and other efforts to drive us further into chaos or debt.

This shows a clear international desire that the crime of genocide not go unpunished regardless of r.j.fummel it occurs. By contrast, preth Century war dead may have been about 40 million; the Black Plagues during the fifth to the 20th Century may have killed million. For these reasons, deaht scholars have tried to develop their own definitions of genocide that would better fit their understanding of such government murder.


Rummel is on to something here, I just think he missed the mark a little, and the weaknesses of what he said do not detract from this otherwise great book.

Because perception of frequency and perception of velocity are not the same. They ask such questions as to the history of genocide, its dynamics and stages, and its conditions and causes.

It’s really not a hard concept to understand. Think about the situation where an observer governmentt approaching the emitter and we’re talking about medium-based waves like sound. It doesn’t take into account the harm that govrnment democracy can do in the third-world. Genocide is foremost an international crime for which individuals, no matter how high in authority, may be indicted, tried, and punished by the International Criminal Court ICC.

Hardly known, however, is that freedom also saves millions of lives from famine, disease, war, collective violence, and democide genocide and mass murder. And those laws are enforced roughly. All these wonderful laws they pass are backed by the gun. In order to deal with the glaring cases of genocide and war crimes, the United Nations has resorted to setting up ad hoc Tribunals.

The book does cover the Democides at the hands of several regimes but also leaves out others. They thus militarily seized East Pakistan and murdered over a million Bengali leaders, intellectuals, professionals, and any Hindus that the military were able to capture.

History of the Crime of Genocide The legal application of the term genocide first occurred in the indictment of the Nazi war criminals in the Nuremburg Tribunal. According to Rummel, the continuing increase in the number of democracies worldwide will lead to an end to wars and democide.

It is not enough to try to deter it by legal punishment. According to Article 6 of the ICC Statute, This crime involves, “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:.

The only “solution” I can come up with light is that it’s all relative, so any situation where the observer is the one moving is the same as one where the emitter is moving, and when the emitter is moving in medium-based-wave situations there’s no issue, so altogether there’s no issue with light.


R.J. Rummel — Death by Government: Stalin Beat Hitler but Mao Surpassed Both

And thus many millions were so murdered in the process of capturing, transporting, and maintaining slavery. Merrick rated it it was ok Feb 24, By far the most interesting bit, however, was his account of the Vietnam War. International Criminal Govednment for Rwanda. Posted in What is Genocide. This book is not for the casual reader, but is rather for someone who is interested in how many people have been slaughtered governmdnt governments that have gone rogue.

And what if, at great personal cost, they succeed too well and create a peaceful world of complacent democracies?

He argued that democracies have the least amount of such deaths. I mean, that’s public money your employer hands you, right? A conservative accounting would put the murdered as around million, a number whose size was only limited by the small population of the world.

Death by Government – R. J. Rummel – Google Books

Consider the huge amount of pointless SWAT raids being used on non violent “law breaking” citizens who were on the business end of a police fuckup. His research shows that the death toll from democide is far greater than the death toll from war.

Paperbackpages. What lesson does Rummel draw from his catalog of horrors? I think that the well armed public has been a big motivating factor in the militarization of the police. Open Preview See a Problem? In it he proposed the international regulation of genocide-the “practice of extermination of nations and ethnic groups. Thus, as Rummel says, “The problem is power.

You must live a pretty stressful life Go ahead and stop paying your taxes, and let us know how stress free your life becomes. Bloomberg’s actions epitomises the direction and wishes of the totalitarian. Rummel No preview available – But not government as a concept.

James Lee Ray -Annu. A solid reference material for the academic and humanist alike.