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In a shocking and deeply disturbing tour de force, David Rieff, reporting from the Bosnia war zone and from Western capitals and United Nations headquarters, indicts the West and the United Nations for standing by and doing nothing to stop the genocide of the Bosnian Muslims. Slaughterhouse is the definitive explanation of a war that will be remembered as the greatest failure of Western diplomacy since the 1930s.

Bosnia was more than a human tragedy. It was the emblem of the international community's failure and confusion in the post-Cold War era. In Bosnia, genocide and ethnic fascism reappeared in Europe for the first time in fifty years. But there was no will to confront them, either on the part of the United States, Western Europe, or the United Nations, for which the Bosnian experience was as catastrophic and demoralizing as Vietnam was for the United States. It is the failure and its implications that Rieff anatomizes in this unforgiving account of a war that might have been prevented and could have been stopped.

About the Author

David Rieff is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of seven previous books, including the acclaimed At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention; A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis; and Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684819037
Author:
Rieff, David
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Yugoslavia
Subject:
Bosnia and hercegovina
Subject:
Personal narratives
Subject:
Yugoslav war, 1991-
Subject:
Atrocities
Subject:
Yugoslav war, 1991-1995
Subject:
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Personal narratives, American.
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
March 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.845 oz

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