23. Churchill is arguing with Steven Katz over what Churchill labels "Holocaust exclusivity"—the notion that the WWII genocide perpetrated by the Nazis is unique in world history. Churchill labels Katz a "denier" for holding to this view. Churchill argues that the American Indian experience in the U.S. is a comparable genocide. This suggests a motive for Churchill's invention of his Mandan smallpox blanket myth.
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