Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The right place to discuss the Armenian genocide

I posted earlier this year on the effort by the US Congress to declare the mass murder of Armenians by Turks in the 1910s a "genocide," an effort I condemned as, essentially, none of our business. I also suggested that, just as the appropriateness of a particular abortion technique ought to be for doctors not politicians to decide, so the question of whether or not these slaughters constitute a "genocide" was not something for politicians to decide, but rather for historians versed in the evidence to debate. If you want to know more about what the historians think, you can start here (sub. req.).

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