Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir - Part VI: Commemoration Summary & Analysis

Peter Balakian
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Part VI: Commemoration Summary and Analysis

In "Times Square," Peter is asked to speak at a commemoration for the seventieth anniversary of the Genocide, and he reluctantly agrees. When he arrives, he realizes there are Turks there, as well, protesting the event. Peter is angry, and explains that he was chosen to advise the Department of Education about a chapter on the Armenian genocide, but was stopped by the Turkish Embassy's threats to the US State Department. Peter describes several cases of governmental intrusion on the revelation of the truth. In addition, he notes that the Turkish government prosecutes and arrests anyone on their own soil who supports the genocide story. He also points out that no books in Turkey have the word Armenia, and that even maps and other articles in the US have removed the country name or any reference to...

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