Weitz depicts the searing brutality of each genocide and traces its origins back to those most powerful categories of the modern world race and nation he demonstrates how in each of the cases a strong state pursuing utopia promoted a particular mix of extreme national and racial ideologies. A century of genocide provides a solid overview of ideology and genocide but is incapable as structured of providing an in depth analysis with four regimes and at least three major concepts under consideration weitzs project is perhaps utopian in nature. Eric d weitz is dean of humanities and arts and professor of history at city college city university of new york he is the author of a century of genocide and creating german communism 1890 1990 both princeton. A century of genocide utopias of race and nation updated edition eric d weitz with a new preface by the author and poems weitz explains the prevalence of genocide in the twentieth century and shows how and why it became so systematic and deadly and policy makers broad ranging genuinely comparative rigorous and learned a . A century of genocide has 47 ratings and 2 reviews brian said eric weitz attempts to put together a comprehensive view of the genocides in the 20th cen
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