Thursday, 16 September 2010

'Double Genocide' in Lithuania

Yesterday's Guardian had an interesting column by Jonathan Freedland on the so-called 'double genocide' in Lithuania during and after the Second World War. It is a useful contribution to the discussions about moral equivalence, and the tendency to a broad use of the word 'genocide' with the consequence that it diminishes the horror and stigma of real genocides.

1 comment:

Justinas Zilinskas said...

And here is rather rational response.

With all due regards, I would certainly not subscribe to the notions of "real" and "unreal" genocide. It's just a matter of conventional agreement and how it is perceived.