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problem from hell America and the age of genocide by Samantha Power

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Genocide -- History -- 20th century,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titles"A problem from hell".
StatementSamantha Power.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 620 p. :
Number of Pages620
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16205271M

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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 problem of Hell is an ethical problem in religion in which the existence of Hell for the punishment of souls is regarded as inconsistent with the notion of a just, moral, and omnibenevolent derives from four key propositions: that Hell exists; that it is for the punishment of people whose lives on Earth are judged to have sinned against God; that some people go there; and there is. Based on centuries-old hatreds all but inexplicable to outside observers, genocide is indeed “a problem from hell,” as then–Secretary of State Warren Christopher put it. In Bosnia, which inspired Christopher’s remark, those hatreds resulted in untold thousands of deaths, televised and reported for the world to : Samantha Power. "A Problem from Hell:" American and the Age of Genocide focuses on the instances of twentieth century genocide and examines how the United States reacted to these situations. Power discusses the genocides that occurred in Turkey, Germany, Cambodia, .

This book is an effort to understand why. While the history of America's response to genocide is not an uplifting one, "A Problem from Hell" tells the stories of countless Americans who took seriously the slogan of "never again" and tried to secure American intervention.   A modern classic and "an angry, brilliant, fiercely useful, absolutely essential book" (New Republic), "A Problem from Hell" has forever reshaped debates about American foreign policy. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize/5(24).   ''A PROBLEM. FROM HELL'' America and the Age of Genocide. By Samantha Power. Illustrated. pp. New York: A New Republic Book/Basic Books. $Author: Laura Secor.   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 4/5(25).