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Noun1.barbarisation - an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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(4) On the role of the Soviet system in the barbarization of its servicemen's conduct, see Amir Weiner, "Something to Die For, a Lot to Kill For: The Soviet System and the Barbarisation of Warfare, 1939-1945," in The Barbarisation of Warfare, ed.
After 2001 the link between legal interpretation, Administration policy and intelligence practice is clear, amounting to an example of "barbarisation": the "pathological degeneration of political violence" used by both insurrectionaries and states increasingly since the First World War (Hobsbawm 2007: 125-26).
What effect this has had on how soldiers conduct themselves in our name is one of the central themes in The Barbarisation of Warfare, a collection of eminently readable essays edited by Wol-verhampton scholar George Kassimeris.
Two seminal studies, The Eastern Front, 1941-45: German Troops and the Barbarisation of Warfare (1986) and Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich (1991), departed from the well-tilled furrows of high-level military policy and unearthed the experience, behavior, and actions of ordinary soldiers.