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Worse Than War takes viewers on a journey with Holocaust scholar Daniel Goldhagen, as he travels to the sites of the worst mass slaughters in the past century. Together we encounter killers, survivors, witnesses, journalists and political leaders whose stories provide insights into why genocides continue to plague our planet. Is it possible for us to prevent genocide and save millions of lives? The film shows us how.
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Great overview

By educator

from Lima, Ohio

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Comments about PBS Worse Than War DVD:

I talk about all of these genocides to my high school students. This video really helped bring the topic from the books into reality for them. I used to show individual videos on Rwanda, Cambodia, etc...and would run out of time to cover all of these events in history that should not be forgotten. This can be used as a great recap or introduction depending on how you want the students to delve into the topic.


Horror and Hope

By G.M.S.

from Arlington Heights, IL

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Comments about PBS Worse Than War DVD:

This film offers both awareness and hope. Mr. Goldhagen's ideas on how the world community should deal with perpetrators of mass slaughter seem reasonable and possible. More people need to see this film.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Worse Than War

By Honeybun

from Arkansas

Comments about PBS Worse Than War DVD:

This was a mindblowing, numbing 2 hours that made you aware of the continuting possibility of man's inhumanity to man.

Ignorance, greed and bias continue to make it possible for such horrors as the holocaust and other ethnic cleansing events to continue. This film can be depressing, but it really is a "necessary" thing for people to watch. It offers hope if the will to change this horrible practice is there.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


lacked intensity,incomplete for subject.

By Johnny

from Wilmington,Delaware

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Comments about PBS Worse Than War DVD:

your mention of the turkish genocide of armenians and the power of the political arena to distort, should be expanded to include,the horror in nanking and the failure to bring to justice numerous japanese war criminals,or cause the admission of autrocities , restitution or even apology ,for acts performed by the japanese military against china.Nanking alone it is said lost more than 366,000 innocents,a section of china, the population went froom 44,000,000 to 25,000,000,these numbers are to scary to believe possible ,so check them as i am dealing by memory.but if you are dealing with honesty ,this cannot be ignored or allowed to escape the riggers of exacting historical occurances.......

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Very Noble Ideas

By Roland

from Moreno Valley, CA

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Comments about PBS Worse Than War DVD:

His ideas are very noble but I doubt that governments would act in such an altruistic fashion; otherwise the U.S. would have signed on to the World Court by now. Lets not forget the cultural genocide of Native Americans, or the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by the Israeli government, creating a Diaspora that can never return to their homeland.

The fact is that many governments may want this option in the future to preserve power. Power once instituted, will do anything to remain in power, and this applies not just to governments, but organized religions and corporations. During the Nixon Administration, the Indonesian government conducted what amounted to the ethnic cleansing of East Timor using U.S. aid. Now we have a push by Albanians to cleanse Kosovo of Serbians.

All hot wars have a racist overtone that creates more deaths than necessary. We need only to look at the standard operating procedure for killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan from attack helicopters and UAV's. Peace has been nothing more than an extension of war by economic means. Globalization is being used to bring about the "New World Order" much talked about since George H.W. Bush's presidency. Using the World Bank, WMF, and WTO as weapons, economic imperialism is being forced upon the third world resulting in exploiting the poor in order to achieve a larger profit margin for corporations and banks. In places like India, an elite wealthy ruling class is being created, just as the upper 1% of our population that has as much wealth as 90% rules over us. A pecking order is being established and many of the major economic players have joined this crusade and are willing to accept whatever means necessary to justify the end.

It has been scientifically proven in laboratory experiments that some people will be cruel and torture others without thought or moral conviction. That is why in so-called democracies such as ours, you see police beating innocent civilians without provocation; the CIA kidnapping suspects off any street in the world and taking them to secret torture sites; assassination teams roaming the world to take out suspects; or the arrest and confinement of suspects indefinitely without charge or probable cause, and denying them due process to a lawyer and a speedy trial by their peers. All of this against our own Constitution's Bill Of Rights, and the Geneva Convention.

Military forces are not the only ones carrying out these atrocities. Mercenary armies like Blackwater, indiscriminately killed civilians in Iraq, and are being used by major corporations to protect their interests throughout the world. It would appear therefore, that these third world nations see the acquisition of nuclear weapons to be their only option since they have no far reaching military or economic might such as the United States.

This double standard has existed since Spanish conquered the New World and ushered in the exploitation of the people and their natural resources. The rich industrialized nations of Europe have for centuries exploited the Southern hemisphere, colonizing Africa, South and Central America, China, and India. During the Spanish American War, the U.S. acquired its possessions in the South Pacific and Caribbean to control the trade and shipping lanes. We still hold most of these possessions, and have over 1000 bases worldwide. What makes anyone believe we will remove all of our troops from Iraq as long as there is oil in the ground?

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