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Author Stern, Jessica, 1958- author.

Title My war criminal : personal encounters with an architect of genocide / Jessica Stern.

Publication Info. New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    341.6909 STE    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xlvi, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The mesmerist -- Visiting the poet in prison -- Hatred and fear -- Victims -- Petnjica -- Visiting the poet's family -- The poet becomes a politician -- Martyrs -- The hunt -- Houdini -- Moral hazard -- Fear -- The return of nationalism -- The problem of evil.
Summary "Between October 2014 and November 2016, global terrorism expert Jessica Stern held a series of conversations in a prison cell in The Hague with Radovan Karadžić, a Bosnian Serb former politician who had been indicted for genocide and other war crimes during the Bosnian War and who became an inspiration for white nationalists. Though Stern was used to interviewing terrorists in the field in an effort to understand their hidden motives, the conversations she had with Karadžić would profoundly alter her understanding of the mechanics of fear, the motivations of violence, and the psychology of those who perpetrate mass atrocities at a state level and who--like the terrorists she had previously studied--target noncombatants, in violation of ethical norms and international law."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Stern, Jessica, 1958-
Karadžić, Radovan V., 1945-
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
War criminals -- Former Yugoslav republics -- Biography.
War crimes -- Psychological aspects.
Interviewing in journalism -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Personal encounters with an architect of genocide
ISBN 9780060889555 (hardcover)
0060889551 (hardcover)

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