[Debate] Noam Chomsky, "Genocide Denial with a Vengeance: Old and New Imperial Norms" (peter waterman)
rangreen at sn.apc.org
Sat May 26 15:32:14 BST 2012
You are conflating an estimate (essential when we do not have precise
figures about number of deaths, as in the cases below) with a
statistical projection used to estimate how many people would have
enjoyed longer life had some assumptions been met, based on some
modelling exercise about the progress of infection and likelihood of
mortality from HIV/Aids.
On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Yoshie Furuhashi
<critical.montages at gmail.com> wrote:
> In all cases called genocide, statistical estimates are indispensable: e.g.
> THE DEMOGRAPHY OF GENOCIDE
> IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
> The Death Tolls in Cambodia, 1975-79, and East Timor, 1975-80
> Ben Kiernan
> ABSTRACT: In this research note Ben Kiernan, director of the Genocide
> Studies Program at Yale University (www.yale.edu/gsp), scrutinizes
> estimates of the number of people killed in the two most recent cases
> of genocidal mass murder in Southeast Asia: Cambodia and East Timor.
> He concludes that the two cases were proportionately comparable,
> though many more people died in Cambodia. Each tragedy took the lives
> of over one-fifth of the population.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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