Government Apologies

GUESTS: Dr. Eliot Sorel Founder and Chairman, Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution Section, World Psychiatric Association Professor of Psychiatry, The George Washington University School of Medicine Michel-Rolph Trouillot Chairman, Anthropology Department, Johns Hopkins University 1997 seemed like the year of apologies. President Clinton apologized for the Tuskegee experiment, Japan apologized for Americans interned during World War Two, and there was talk of the White House apologizing for slavery. Earlier this month the Canadian government apologized to the country's aboriginal people for past abuses. Join Ray Suarez for a look at the nature of official apologies and the purpose they serve.

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