A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2003-04-17
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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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.

Author Biography

Samantha Power is the executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A former Balkan war correspondent and a graduate of Harvard Law School, she lives in Winthrop, Masschusetts

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
"Race Murder"p. 1
"A Crime Without a Name"p. 17
The Crime With a Namep. 31
Lemkin's Lawp. 47
"A Most Lethal Pair of Foes"p. 61
Cambodia: "Helpless Giant"p. 87
Speaking Loudly and Looking for a Stickp. 155
Iraq: "Human Rights and Chemical Weapons Use Aside"p. 171
Bosnia: "No More than Witnesses at a Funeral"p. 247
Rwanda: "Mostly in a Listening Mode"p. 329
Srebrenica: "Getting Creamed"p. 391
Kosovo: A Dog and a Fightp. 443
Lemkin's Courtroom Legacyp. 475
Conclusionp. 503
Notesp. 517
Bibliographyp. 575
Acknowledgmentsp. 589
Indexp. 593
About the Authorp. 611
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