While most of
the world is familiar with Rwandan genocide, fifteen years later the influence
of a small band of deniers is growing thanks to the embrace of the deniers'
arguments by a small but influential number of left-wing, anti-American
journals and websites, cautions Gerald Caplan.
This article is cross posted from Pambazuka News
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