Worse Than War

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Worse Than War documents Daniel Goldhagen¹s travels, teachings, and interviews in nine countries around the world, bringing viewers on an unprecedented journey of insight and analysis. In a film that is highly cinematic and evocative throughout, he speaks with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, politicians, diplomats, historians, humanitarian aid workers, and journalists, all with the purpose of explaining and understanding the critical features of genocide and how to finally stop it. With his first book, the #1 international bestseller Hitler’s Willing Executioners (Vintage, 1997) Daniel Jonah Goldhagen – then a professor of political science at Harvard University– forced the world to re-think some of its most deeply-held beliefs about the Holocaust. Hitler’s Willing Executioners inspired an unprecedented worldwide discussion and debate about the role ordinary Germans played in the annihilation of Europe’s Jews. A decade later – and more than half a century after the end of World War II – Goldhagen is convinced that the overall phenomenon of genocide is as poorly understood as the Holocaust had once been. How and why do genocides start? Why do the perpetrators kill? Why has intervention rarely occurred in a timely manner? These and other thought-provoking questions are explored in a new documentary film, WORSE THAN WAR.

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  • Ken

    This doc really makes me angry, Goldhagen wanders from one kill site to the next, moaning on and on about "why" it was done by these killers and that we have to understand. This is of course true. But why doesn't he ever mention the genocides that the US government has committed over the years. He talks about Guatemala's genocide. Well guess who gave that government copious quantities of weapons money and training to help make sure the genocide was thorough? How about US military geoncide in Iraq through starvation and disease during the sanctions and the war, something like 2 or 3 million Iraqi's died this way so that the US could plant the various multinational oil company flags on their soil. The list of slaughter and genocide by the US and their so called allies the Israelis (Palestinian genocide) goes on and on. reference sources stacked as high as an apartment building are testament to that. 

    When we are being "holier than thou", lets make sure before we start our world journey of genocidal discovery, that we look back at where we came from. 

  • I can't help but think that Fox News... Yes, Fox News is setting up a good foundation for how to scare the hell our of everyone so that they will easily fall into a frenzy of violence if people feel threatened by "Arabs".  It is chilling but I do not doubt that the Bush Cabal wouldn't hesitate to use such fear to their advantage. It is political.  The 2000 and 2004 elections were just the tip of the iceberg. Political fear...

  • Before 20th Century I believe that far more soldiers were killed than civilians, but that ship has sailed.  What does the 21st Century hold for the civilians in a war zone?

  • Someone who can see

    Good film but it does  not mention the CIA involment in EVERYTHING!!!!!

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