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In her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power—a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy—asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in "A Problem from Hell," a groundbreaking work that tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act.

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Samantha Power is a foreign policy columnist at Time magazine. She is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is a recipient of the National Magazine Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and she lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

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Michael Ackerman, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Michael Ackerman)
I've been reading/studying about the uses of Genocide for many years with an emphasis on The Holocaust-but,since then, whether it was in Eastern Europe in the 90's or in Africa since then,I've NEVER read anything about the origins of the term or the concept it embodies-Power,a respected authority and academic(and now an Asst. Sec. of State in the Obama administration), won the Pulitzer Prize for her efforts-this is a REAL contribution to society in understanding how nations can use Genocide to destroy their own people-

While many books I read this past decade merit consideration, this really stands out in my mind
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Power, Samantha
Harper Perennial
Power, Samantha
by Samantha Power
United States - 20th Century
Political History
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
US History - 20th Century
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