Daniel Chirot



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Why Not Kill Them All?: The...

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You Say You Want a Revoluti...

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Modern Tyrants: The Power a...

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How Societies Change

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The Origins of Backwardness...

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Social Change in the Modern...

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“Yet, as should become obvious, genocidal events have been common enough to suggest that they cannot be explained as some kind of deviant behavior. On the contrary, given the right circumstances, normal human beings are all too ready to kill by category.”
Daniel Chirot, Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder

“Conflict can become genocidal when powerful groups think that the most efficient means to get what they want is to eliminate those in the way. It can become equally or more murderous when the motive is revenge, and descend to the worst levels of slaughter when there is great fear that the survival of the enemy group might endanger the survival of one’s own group.”
Daniel Chirot, Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder

“The most intractable cause of genocidal killings emerges when competing groups—ethnic, religious, class, or ideological—feel that the very presence of the other, of the enemy, so sullies the environment that normal life is not possible as long as they exist.”
Daniel Chirot, Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder



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