Americans tend to hold up Turkey as an example of a potential Muslim Democracy. The standard arguments fail to note that Turkey is an ethnically cleansed society that is 99% muslim. The Turks surpress and mistreat a large Kurdish population.
I found my copy by accident at a local book fair it is a short book around 130 pages.
The sad part is that there are those today who try to blame the Armenians for their own genocide.
Morgenthau describes the Turk's treatment of its Christian population in familiar Dhimmi terms. The Christian ( Not Just Armenian, Assyrian and Greek & Jew) are held outside the system due to arrogance. PC types like to praise the millet system but it was one of the aparthied features of life under Muslim rule. No doubt Anum or 167 will point out that Morgenthau was a Joooooo and his observations tainted by Zionist tendebcies.
Morgenthau describes the Turk as the most cowardly of people. The Turk in Morganthau's word are humble when being lorded over by Europe but reverts to form
when the boot is lifted. The Christian minority was mistreated and abused in ways that seem familiar to those that study the history of the Jews in the Pale of settlement. The treatment of the Christians in Turkey was actually worse because
there were no raids of girls for Harems and theft of children for Janissary corps.
On top of the brutal mistreatment of the Christians the Turks expected loyalty from a people they brutalized.
Morgenthau attributes the massacres to the notions of perserving a crumbling empire and pan Turkism. The Ottomans had been tossed out of the balkans. The notion was that
had the area been ethnicallycleansed and populated with Muslims it would still be part of the empire.
There was a brief period of false democracy where the young Turks promised the Christians peace and harmony. After the failed Galipoli campaigns the Turks reverted to form. According to Morgenthau the Turks acted in charachter and began a final solution to the Armenian problem.
Morgenthau's first chapter looks as if it had been torn from Jason Pappas's blog. The excuse of the Duck and others is that Mooooooslims were victims of colonialism and that the later Marxist studies are more accurate. In fact historically Mooooooslims were more apt to be the Colonialist then the Colonized. Even today dolts like 167 fail to grasp the nature of Islamocolonialism while railing about Ameician imperialism which seems to be the proliferation of McDonalds and Coca Cola.
Beamish in 08, Ducky still gets second billing at Disney and Looney toons form NAP
National Association of Poultry and 167 is still irrelevant.