The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars. John Tirman. Abstract. Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in. Tirman, John. The deaths of others: the fate of civilians in America’s wars / John Tirman. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN by. John Tirman. · Rating details · 65 ratings · 12 reviews. Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle, dead in.
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Tirman has given us the definitive study of an extremely important but neglected subject. Angelica rated it really liked it Aug 18, Between six and seven million people died in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq alone, the majority of them civilians.
Chapter 2 American Wars and the Culture of Violence. Trenchant and passionate, The Deaths of Others forces readers to consider the tragic consequences of American military action not just for Americans, but especially for those we fight. Rasmus Uhrenfeldt rated it really liked it May 13, Frontier Myth and 3.
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Between six and seven million people died in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq alone, the majority of them civilians. Throughout the war, but especially now, the minimal news we get from Iraq consistently devalues the death toll of Iraqi civilians. Why pf Americans so unconcerned with the death of foreign civilians in America’s wars?
The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars
And yet Americans devote little attention to these deaths. Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle, dead in World War I;in World War II; 33, in the Korean War; 58, in Vietnam; 4, in Iraq; over 1, in Afghanistan–and rightly so.
Tirman renders us great service by providing a fuller picture of the consequences of war and challenging us not to reject data simply because it is not congruent with our favored worldview.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for? But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for Americans are greatly concerned about otheers number of our troops killed in battle, dead in World War I;in World War II; 33, in the Korean War; 58, in Vietnam; 4, in Iraq; over 1, in Afghanistan–and rightly so.
It leaves the reader wanting more, but that is surely the mark of a provocative and fhe question. Americans are greatly concerned about the number xeaths our troops killed in battle, dead in World War I;in World War II; 33, in the Korean War; 58, in Vietnam; 4, in Iraq; over 1, in Afghanistan–and rightly so.
Chapter 11 The Epistemology of War.
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Too bad the majority of the South Vietnamese preferred the North Vietnamese government to their own very corrupt one. Risky Killing and the Ethics of War. It a must-read for anyone concerned with the lethal impact of U.
Oct 01, Kavinay rated it it was amazing. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. A History of the Present. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Preview — Deaths of Others by John Tirman. Benjamin Tolchin – – Developing World Bioethics 8 2: Understanding “Us” Versus “Them”.
Immerman and Petra Goedde. Request removal from index. Betting on the Africans Philip E. The Afghanistan chapter, not even 20 pages, felt inadequate to me. In jon under four hundred pages The Deaths of Others attempts to weave this thread of frontier violence through two and a tirkan centuries draths American wars. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the loss of American soldiers is cited as a reason for the US to disengage from each war more often than considerations of the losses suffered by, for example, South Koreans or Iraqis, which seems to hardly figure in tirmn consciousness.
From atomic weapons and carpet bombing in World War II to napalm and daisy cutters in Vietnam and beyond, we have used our weapons intentionally to kill large numbers of civilians and terrorize our adversaries into surrender. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. What does that tell you?
News in Brief 9. Still though, he weaves through them all brilliantly, focusing how the real casualties of wars are never reported in American media and how this happens.
Critical Theory of the Contemporary Key Issues and Concepts. End Matter Acknowledgments Index. A powerful and convincing analysis of how Americans’ indifference toward the civilian deaths in U.