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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug 12, Alan added it. From atomic weapons and carpet bombing in World War II to napalm and daisy cutters in Th and beyond, we have used our weapons intentionally to kill large numbers of civilians and terrorize our adversaries into surrender. Needless to say, there is often a big gap between the two.
Selected pages Title Page. At least Tirman is asking the right questions. This is one book wrapped in another, neither entirely meeting its full tue, but both also containing a great deal of valuable material.
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? By any coverage of the Iraq War had dropped to 3 per cent, as the public increasingly favoured pulling out of otners country, regardless of the state the country would be left in.
The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars
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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.
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. Luckily, the rest of the book doesn’t suffer these problems. Tlrman Wylfa B demo News. Tirman shows that the US history of killing off secular nationalists leaders because they prefer to help their own people before they help the US. It is a conversation well worth continuing, and we can be grateful that Tirman has not provided all the answers.
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Refresh and try again. In one of the most interesting chapters, Tirman shows the different ways people have tried to estimate civilian casualties. Account Options Sign in.
And yet Americans devote little attention to these deaths. I wish I could give this highly readable book to everyone, from general to private to the civilian bureaucrats who send them off to kill, who shares the illusion that war mainly involves soldiers. 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?
Academic Skip to main content. It should be read, and pondered.
The Deaths of Others
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? For this reviewer, this assertion is the only false step in a hugely important, extensively footnoted, tour de force.
Angelica rated it really liked it Aug 18, Makes a good point.