Abram Leon was a tragic Belgian/Polish Jewish sociologist who was murdered by the Nazis in 1944. He fused the concept of people (e.g., the French people, or the Japanese people) with the concept of class (e.g. “the working class”) to make a hybridized concept of people–class.
Can we say that the Rwandan genocide in 1994, say, was the murder of a people–class (i.e., the Tutsi)?
Were the Armenian victims in 1915 an analogous phenomenon for the Ottoman Empire?
One immediately thinks of the Jews of Europe in WWII and the Chinese in 1965 Indonesia. (Think of the movie, The Year of Living Dangerously with Mel Gibson, which gives some “atmospherics” for this time in Indonesia.)
Is the Abram Leon notion of a people–class helpful in understanding these modern genocidal phenomena as an ensemble?
Meta intelligence is defined as working towards a “Composite Understanding of Education,” as you see in the masthead for this site.