Monthly Archives: September, 2014

A Sickle to Butcher the Weak and a Hammer to Crush the Strong, A review and impressions of Timothy Snyder’s novel “Bloodlands” Chapters 1-5

Timothy Snyder along with several other colleagues and archival sources have put together in this book what I would consider to be an accurate and well devised interpretation of the events that occurred in eastern Europe under the influence of Stalin’s Soviet union to the East and Hitler’s Nazi Germany to the west. Snyder’s thought […]

“A Genocide that Never Happened” Views and Reactions to Donald Bloxham’s The Great Game of Genocide

History is written by the victors-Winston Churchill, Donald Bloxham’s The Great Game of Genocide is by far the most detailed account about the atrocities that occurred in the Republic of Turkey (formerly the Ottoman Empire) against the orthodox christian Armenians I have ever had the opportunity to read. Prior to reading this text, I was […]

The End of An Exceptional Work, A Insight into Hugo Slim’s Killing Civilians Chapter 7

By far throughout Slim’s work there is no strong points in his pro-civilian argument than those made by the end of Killing Civilians. Most of his work focused powerfully on the suffering of civilians followed by the anti-civilian ideology that supports such suffering and the work finally concludes with the pro-civilian ideology that inspires humanitarianism […]

Reflection of Hugo Slim’s Killing Civilians (Killing Civs.) Chapters 2-6

After reading these chapters of Killing Civs. I found myself perplexed by the amount of complexity surrounding the circumstances of civilians during war. Its hard to look past the supposed “glamour” of war and truly into the eyes of those who suffer in it’s wake. Slims categorization of this suffering into seven spheres (Seven Spheres […]

Impressions of “Memory of Solferino” by Dunant

William Rodriguez Who is right in war and conflict? How many must suffer before help arrives? Does brutality truly exist in war or is it as many characterize it “a necessary evil”? Questions such as these do not stray from thought when reading the exceptionally profound account of the Battle of Solferino by Henry Dunant. […]