Death By Government

By R.J. Rummel

This century, estimates the University of Hawaii policial scientist, the State has killed almost 170 million people. The numbers are so horrifying, so unfathomable, so unbelievable-it is tempting to dismiss them as meaningless statistics. Rummel calls these murders “democide” rather than “genocide,” because the latter focuses on the elimination of specific ethnic groups, while the former includes mass killings for any number of other reasons.