Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts

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Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, Israel W. Charny
Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 507 pages
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Through powerful first-person accounts, scholarly analyses and historical data, Century of Genocide takes on the task of explaining how and why genocides have been perpetrated throughout the course of the twentieth century. The book assembles a group of international scholars to discuss the causes, results, and ramifications of these genocides: from the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire; to the Jews, Romani, and the mentally and physically handicapped during the Holocaust; and genocides in East Timor, Bangladesh, and Cambodia.

The second edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on the genocide in the former Yugoslavia and the mass killing of the Kurds in Iraq, as well as a chapter on the question of whether or not the situation in Kosovo constituted genocide. It concludes with an essay concerning methods of intervention and prevention of future genocide.


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Suspended doctor plans to appealApril 13, 2014, Brookline, MA — A Brookline doctor with Cape ties whose license was temporarily suspended Wednesday
plans to appeal, his attorney said in an email Saturday.
The state Board of Registration in Medicine suspended the license of Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore after finding that he posed "an immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare." Kishore closed clinics in 2011 without notifying patients in advance, according to the board.
Kishore operated several drug treatment offices on the Cape and Islands.
He has the right to appeal the suspension within seven days of the board's decision.
Kishore also faces a Medicaid fraud charge on allegations that he bribed the owner of sober houses with $597,000 in insurance kickbacks, to send patients needing urine screens to his treatment centers.
A motions hearing on the charge is set for May 19 in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, according to a spokesman for Attorney General Martha Coakley. Coakley led a grand jury investigation that targeted Kishore.
He ran a 30-office chain known as Preventive Medicine Associates Inc.
"The attorney general's office has yet to bring Kishore's case to trial, instead continuing the case 11 times and counting," attorney Harold Jacobi of Lexington said, in a written response to the Times on behalf of Kishore. "Dr. Kishore is confident of acquittal and hopes to have his license reinstated on appeal or when he defeats the criminal allegations."
A website in support of Kishore has been set up at kishoresstory.info.
Kishore, an Indian national in the United States as a permanent resident, was ordered to surrender his passport because he is considered a flight risk.
MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE a.k.a. Punyamurtula Kishore MD, is a QUACK.
Punyamurtula Kishore, M.D. and three other defendants will go on trial in November, 2014
MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE a.k.a. Punyamurtula Kishore MD, Patients Die of Improper Care Protocols!!!!
Many of Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore's patients have died because of improper treatment and care methods. This Quack doctor ("Hitler"of Medical Geoncide) should not be allowed to practice medicine anywhere. Preventive Medicine Associates, formerly Addiction medicine Associates was a Death Camp (The Holocaust for Drug Addicts and Alcoholics, "Auschwitz" in Brookline, MA) I worked at his Brookline office and witness the death of many patients. Dr. Kishore should be arrested, arraigned and prosecuted for 1st. degree murder or manslaughter.
Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore was reprimanded, fined $2,500 and required to perform 50 hours of Board-approved community service and to complete additional continuing professional development credits. He was found to have inappropriately filed four Temporary Involuntary Hospitalization Applications for the purpose of drug treatment and drug testing. Dr. Kishore is a 1975 graduate of Andhra Medical College in India. He specializes in Addiction Medicine and has NOT been licensed in Massachusetts TO PRACTICE Addiction medicine !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Punyamurtula Kishore, M.D. and three other defendants will go on trial in April 8. 2014 for allegedly bilking MassHealth of almost $20 million, in what Coakley’s office calls an “intricate scheme” involving drug testing, sober homes, and his Preventive Medicine Associates (PMA).
According to Coakley, Kishore used various bribes or kickbacks to persuade sober house owners to require residents to submit urine tests at least three times per week. The tests were performed by PMA’s office laboratories, then billed to MassHealth, which pays $100 to $200 for such screens. Also charged in the case were Carl Smith, manager of New Horizon House, John Coughlin, president of Gianna’s House, and Thomas Leonard, part owner

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Read this for a graduate school class on genocide. So informative yet very difficult to read. Read full review

Selected pages


Genocide of the Hereros
The Armenian Genocide
Soviet ManMade Famine in Ukraine
Holocaust The Genocide of the Jews
Holocaust The Gypsies
Holocaust The Genocide of Disabled Peoples
The Indonesian Massacres
The Burundi Genocide
The Cambodian Genocide 19751979
The Anfal Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan
The Rwanda Genocide
Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Genocide in Kosovo?
Out of that Darkness Responding to Genocide in the 21st Century
The Intervention and Prevention of Genocide Where There Is the Political Will There Is a Way

Genocide in East Timor
Genocide in Bangladesh

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Samuel Totten is professor at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include the Holocaust, genocide education, and genocide theory. He is the co-founding editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, co-editor of the Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, and editor of the Transaction series on Genocide Studies. His numerous books include Plight and Fate of Women During and Following Genocide; Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts; and Genocide in Darfur: Investigating Atrocities in the Sudan.

Israel Charny is professor of psychology and family therapy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and executive director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem. He is the author of "How Can We Commit the Unthinkable?: Genocide, the Human Cancer "and editor of "Toward the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide, "among other books.

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