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A Genocidal Age and its Aftermath: Notes on the Question of the Armenian Genocide

A Genocidal Age and its Aftermath: Notes on the Question of the Armenian Genocide

London: Gomidas Institute, 2015,
448 pages
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ISBN 978-1-909382-12-1, paperback,
Price: UK£35.00 / US$55.00





Ragnar Naess is quite well-read philosopher who is well-known to many academics, lobbyists and others on internet discussion groups related to the Armenian Genocide. Naess has gained a reputation for his forthright and probing manner in these discussions – sometimes infuriating people on both sides of the so-called Turkish-Armenian divide. He insists that it is only with open discussion and critical documentation that we can see sensible progress on the Armenian issue.

Much of Naess work makes interesting points, though his sympathies for the official Turkish position get the better of him. At one point he even voices the subtext of many deniers who suggest that the Armenian genocide may be considered a justifiable genocide because it was a brutal response to a genocidal threat posed by the Russian invasion of the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

According to Ara Sarafian (Gomidas Institute), Naess’ views are an opportunity to discuss them in an open manner.
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