This book explains what genocide is and gives several examples of it. It also explains the reasons why it happened. It takes an in-depth look at the topic and asks difficult questions such as, if genocide is happening, whose responsibility is it to stop it?
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The Genocide Convention came into force after being ratified by twenty nations in 1951. Although the United States was one of the original signatories and President Harry S. Truman urged the Senate to ratify the treaty, the Senate resisted because of objections by some senators that the convention would infringe on American sovereignty....
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