it is almost certain that, as you read this sentence, in some places people are being killed and in others people are being tortured.” This reflection is not the most cheerful one with which to embark on a new century, but it is all too realistic.
There have been many accounts of the horrors of particular regimes or episodes in the 20th century, of which the best known are the mass killings of Hitler, Stalin and-as more people are forcing themselves to admit-Mao in China, as well as, of course, Pol Pot in Cambodia. It is all too easy to…
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