Knowing what we know now: international crimes in historical perspective

Historians argue that unfaithfulness to the categories used by people in the past or attributing a contemporary concept to a historical event is senseless. Labeling past deeds as war crimes or crimes against humanity is, in their view, anachronistic since these terms were not available to the agents themselves. It is also moralistic since the … Continue reading Knowing what we know now: international crimes in historical perspective