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MARTHA MINOW, a Harvard University professor and author of Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence, says this century has not been especially noteworthy in the number of atrocities that have been committed. But what has made a difference "is the creation of a movement for human rights. And that movement... depends on the consciousness of ordinary people ... their ideas, ideals, and commitments."

April 19, 1999
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