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The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century By Christopher Simpson,

  • Title: The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century
  • Author: Christopher Simpson
  • ISBN: 9781567510621
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book by Simpson, Christopher
    The Splendid Blond Beast Money Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century Book by Simpson Christopher

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    1. About the Author The author is a professor of journalism at American University in Washington, D.C Overview Simpson s book is about the failure of international law to punish genocide, often because of the financial interests of the major nations Armenian Genocide The Armenian genocide of 1915 was lead by a group of young Turkish military officers named the Ittihad, and informally referred to as The Young Turks They deported the Armenians in Anatolia southward, to Syria The Ittihad then declared [...]

    2. Brilliant expose on the role of lawyers in US foreign office from end of the Great War and the response to the Armenian Genocide through to World War II It illustrates the connections between German industrialists and their lawyers and the establishment in Washington as well as New York financiers and their lawyers.

    3. A well researched, painfully true account of the unaccountables who commit atrocities and genocide The book sadly runs on a bit but that may be reflective of the level of crimes committed The writing is dry and yet somewhat unfathomable that things have not moved forward from Lucy s days in Africa The question about accountability is not fully resolved in the book in that, of course the perpetrators are often excused which is appalling, but who are those that facilitated it from the blind public [...]

    4. I had wanted to enjoy this book than I was actually able to The research was well documented but had, I felt a constant underlying bias Many of the arguments are presented from only one perspective when in truth there were far players involved than Mr Simpson gives due space to It is one perspective but by no means a complete picture I believe it is a useful contribution to a vastly misrepresented time in human history.

    5. The Splendid Blond Beast of Christopher Simpson s title refers to Nietzsche s image of a predatory elite operating outside the law and above conventional morality Whilst it is often claimed that Nietzsche s philosophy was misappropriated by the Nazis, the choice of this particular phrase by Simpson seems apt given that his book is subtitled Money, Law, and Genocide in the Twentieth Century and his thesis is that financial interests collaborated with certain politicians, unconstrained by domestic [...]

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