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States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering

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States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering - Cohen, Stanley
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Blocking out, turning a blind eye, shutting off, not wanting to know, wearing blinkers, seeing what we want to see . . . these are all expressions of 'denial'. Alcoholics who refuse to recognize their condition, people who brush aside suspicions of their partner's infidelity, the wife who doesn't notice that her husband is abusing their daughter - all are supposedly 'in denial'. Governments deny their responsibility for atrocities, and plan them to achieve 'maximum deniability', while bystander nations deny their ...

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States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering 2001, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745623924

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