Language & Policy Decisions

GUESTS: The word 'genocide' has been used with increasing frequency to describe events in the Balkans, but do most Americans know precisely what the term means? What distinguishes it from 'ethnic cleansing'? A UN treaty calls on nations to "prevent and punish" acts of genocide, but proving genocide has taken place can be a tricky endeavor. Join Ray Suarez and guests to dissect these terms and look at how word choice can affect policy decisions.

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