Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention
This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom’s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action by exposing them to distant atrocities. Wildly romantic and full of bizarre enthusiasms, these activists were pioneers of a new political consciousness. And their legacy has much to teach us about today’s human rights crises.
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Media and Solidarity
The Diplomacy of Humanitarian Intervention
PART TWO GREEKS
The Greek Revolution
The Scio Massacre
The London Greek Committee
PART FOURI BULGARIAN
The Eastern Question Chapter 19 PanSlavism
Bosnia and Serbia
Gladstone vs Disraeli
The RussoTurkish War 197
The Midlothian Campaign
PART FIVEZ CONCLUSION
The Holy Alliance
A Rumor ofSlaughter
PART THREE SYRIANS
Mission Creep 2 13
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