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dc.contributor.authorFraser, Morag
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-04T04:54:48Z
dc.date.available2006-10-04T04:54:48Z
dc.date.issued2002-11
dc.identifier.citationFraser, Morag 2002. Bite Back. Review of "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice (Second Edition)" by Geoffrey Robertson. 'Australian Book Review', No 246, November, 29.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1307
dc.description.abstractGeoffrey Robertson's new edition of his magisterial "Crimes Against Humanity" demonstrates exactly why popular culture in the murderous twentieth century opted for a "Seven Samurai" (or "Magnificent Seven") version of retribution for crimes inflicted on peoples. It was so much more exciting - and cathartic - to watch a charismatic band of ad hoc avengers wreak rough justice than to wait upon the grinding-small processes of the law. But it is the compensating virtue of Robertson's book that it makes the convincing case for those legal processes. If you believe that knowledge, even terrible knowledge, is preferable to reactive ignorance, then "Crimes Against Humanity" is essential reading. The pity is that we may need a third edition sooner than any of us could want.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 246en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australian and New Zealanden
dc.titleBite Back. "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice (Second Edition)" by Geoffrey Robertson. [review]en
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