A Problem from Hell

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HarperCollins, May 6, 2003 - History - 620 pages
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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize For General Nonfiction National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

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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An infuriating account of the international community's virtually non-existent effort in halting, or even condemning, what has often been labeled "the worst crime imaginable." Particularly frustrating ... Read full review

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The first chapter covers the Armenian Genocide and opens with Talaat Pasha's assasination in 1921. He was the former Interior Minister for the Ottoman Empire and architect of the genocide. He was shot ... Read full review

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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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