Articles by Henry Theriault

About Henry Theriault (12 Articles)
Henry C. Theriault earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1999 from the University of Massachusetts, with a specialization in social and political philosophy. He is currently a professor in and chair of the Philosophy Department at Worcester State College, where he has taught since 1998. Since 2007, he has served as coeditor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Genocide Studies and Prevention. His research focuses on philosophical approaches to genocide issues, especially genocide denial, long-term justice, and the role of violence against women in genocide. He has lectured widely in the United States and internationally.

Theriault: 2015 and Beyond

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2015: A Century of Resistance This paper is an expansion of remarks given by the author at McGill University and the University of Toronto on March 18 and 20, 2015, respectively. There is an oft-repeated false truism about genocide, that denial is the final stage [more...]

May 15, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Ontology of Genocide Against Minorities in the Ottoman Empire

The Armenian Weekly April 2013 Magazine The metaphysics of the relationship between the unit and the multitude have long been contested in scientific, political, historiographic, and other contexts. Even the terms we use to refer to different tensions often unavoidably commit us to favor one or the [more...]

June 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

Theriault: Post-Denial Denial

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2012  In 2012, we might wonder what the point of engaging denial yet again could be. The best thinking on the Armenian Genocide has moved far beyond it, to the question of reparations; the genocide’s gendered dimensions, including the sexual violence and [more...]

April 30, 2012 // 6 Comments

Reparations as Essential Element of any Just Resolution of Genocide

The Armenian Weekly April 2011 Magazine For decades, the issue of reparations was largely absent from the discourse on the Armenian Genocide. For some, it was implicit in the issue. Once the case was recognized widely as genocide, they expected that reparations could become a central part of the [more...]

April 23, 2011 // 82 Comments

Obituary: Dennis Brutus, Supporter of Reparations to Armenians

Dennis Brutus was a world-renowned human rights activist who had a major role in the struggle against apartheid in his native South Africa and later in various struggles for life and justice around the globe. He passed away on Dec. 26, 2009 in Cape Town. Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Brutus was [more...]

January 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

Theriault: Never-Ending Rape

A note from the author: At the end of March 2009, I submitted the following article to the Editor of the Armenian Weekly for inclusion in the April 24 special magazine issue. Because the Weekly was also publishing another article of mine in that issue, he decided to postpone the publication of this [more...]

December 24, 2009 // 13 Comments

Theriault: The Final Stage of Genocide: Consolidation

This essay is an analysis of the Turkish-Armenian protocol process in relation to the Armenian Genocide. I say “protocol process” because mere analysis of the protocols themselves cannot be meaningful. The protocols exist within a complex historical, cultural, political, and geopolitical [more...]

October 11, 2009 // 45 Comments

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