Reflections: Genocide and the Twentieth Century. Article: “Why is the Twentieth Century the Century of Genocide?” Author: Mark Levene Source: Journal of World History 11, no. 2 (Fall 2000) Online Source: Bridging World History
-The article seeks to relate the specific phenomenon of genocide to broader processes that have helped create and shape modern international society
We were defeated because we were so backward.
To take revenge, we shall adopt the enemy’s science.
We shall learn his skill, steal his methods.
On progress we will set our heart.
We shall skip five hundred years
And not stand still.
Little time is left.