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Do you think that Serbs are genetically more prone to commit atrocities than other groups engaged in warfare?

What makes you think I might?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:13:23 AM EST
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Because you said that... maybe the Serbs DID commit more war crimes than the other groups. So I'm wondering what could drive a given ethnic group to be more murderous than another.
by vladimir on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:25:17 AM EST
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So you jump to genetic determinism? Wow.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:28:00 AM EST
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It was a question.
by vladimir on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:33:28 AM EST
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Not a given ethnic group. The whole thing was political and it is entirely possible for a given polity to go temporarily insane (or more insane then their neighbours in a time of general insanity).

Does the fact that Nazi Germany had more war criminals than the Allies point to genetic causes, or political causes?

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:40:19 AM EST
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I think everyone was equally insane. You don't have degrees of sanity in a war. The differentiating factor was military.
by vladimir on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:57:46 AM EST
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vladimir:
You don't have degrees of sanity in a war.
Was there a degree of sanity in the case of WWII?

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 05:58:53 AM EST
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