The following chapter from a book published in Norway is reprinted with the permission of the author, Ben Kiernan, Professor of History and Professor of International and Area Studies and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. He is the author of several books including Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007
Kiernan, Ben (2016 ). Wall of Silence: The Field of Genocide Studies and the Guatemalan Genocide. Chapter (in English) in Brandal, Nik, and Thorsen, Dag Einar (Eds.). Publisher (in Norway) Oslo: Dryers Forlag.
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