Genocide

Why Washington continues to equivocate on the Armenian genocide

Why Washington continues to equivocate on the Armenian genocide

Time was, the activists who are rightly pushing the United States to officially refer to the Turkish slaughter of Armenians as a “genocide” would use presidential campaigns to squeeze recognition promises out of candidates. But 2016 may go down as the year when that single issue has exited from the race to the White House, thanks to the flip-floppery of Hillary Clinton.

Faced with the tension between otherwise liking Clinton and disliking her record on this particular issue, many activists are either dropping recognition as a litmus test, or just not mentioning it at all.

Take the case of George Clooney. The irrepressible...

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