In December 1916, Lieutenant Said Ahmed Mukhtar al-Ba’aj, an Ottoman officer, and Arab Muslim soldier who defected to the Russian Army testified about his role in the deportation of Armenians from Trebizond and Erzerum.
Suppose the government were to use its power to ensure that no one was superior to anyone else. Would such a society be fair to individuals? Would it be just? American author Kurt Vonnegut offers answers to such questions through this 1961 science fiction story.
After the Federal Judge ordered integration in Little Rock, Arkansas, the "Little Rock Nine" prepared for their first day at Central High School. Governor Orval Faubus, in defiance of the order, called out the Arkansas National Guard. The night before school opened, he announced: "Units of the National Guard have been and are now being mobilized with the mission to maintain or restore the peace and good order of this community.
Doris Bergen, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto, raises difficult questions about resistance by telling the story of Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Nazi Party who attempted to spread the word about the Holocaust. Bergen describes Gerstein’s life and attempted resistance and, in doing so, explores the dilemmas and the complexities of resistance.