GENOCIDE BY ANY OTHER NAME

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  One of the strangest holdovers from the disasters of the 20th century is the refusal of the Turkish government to acknowledge the genocides of Armenians and Assyrians that were perpetrated under the Young Turks a century ago this year. Many governments, including our own, hesitate to call a spade a spade for fear of offending the Turkish government, but the Pope has recently called Turkey on the matter. At the very least, as Eugene Rogan observes in his newly published study The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East 1914-1920 (Allen Lane 2015), massive killing…

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