"A Problem from Hell"

Publisher : Basic Books
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ISBN : 9780465061518
Pages : 656 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (61 users)

Download or read book "A Problem from Hell" written by Samantha Power and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2013-12-24 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An angry, brilliant, fiercely useful, absolutely essential book." --The New Republic From the Armenian Genocide to the ethnic cleansings of Kosovo and Darfur, modern history is haunted by acts of brutal violence. Yet American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, "A Problem from Hell" draws upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policymakers, thousands of once classified documents, and accounts of reporting from the killing fields to show how decent Americans inside and outside government looked away from mass murder. Combining spellbinding history and seasoned political analysis, "A Problem from Hell" allows readers to hear directly from American decision-makers and dissenters, as well as from victims of genocide, and reveals just what was known and what might have been done while millions perished.

Chasing the Flame

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101202742
Pages : 640 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Chasing the Flame written by Samantha Power and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-02-14 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now a Netflix biopic, Sergio, with Narcos star Wagner Moura playing diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. "The best way to understand today's messy world is to read about the inspiring life and diplomatic genius of Sergio Vieira de Mello." –Walter Isaacson Before his death in 2003 in Iraq's first major suicide bomb attack, Sergio Vieira de Mello--a humanitarian and peacemaker with the United Nations--placed himself at the center of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. He cut deals with the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, forcibly confronted genocidal killers from Rwanda, and used his intellect and charisma to try to tame militant extremists in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Known as a "cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy," Vieira de Mello managed to save lives in the world's most dangerous places, while also pressing the world's most powerful countries to join him in grappling with such urgent dilemmas as: When should killers be engaged, and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of merely posing these questions; Vieira de Mello had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences. With Chasing the Flame, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Education of an Idealist Samantha Power offers a profile in courage and humanity--and an unforgettable meditation on how best to manage the deadly challenges of the twenty-first century.

Referral of Iranian President Ahmadinejad on the Charge of Incitement to Commit Genocide

Publisher : Jerusalem Ctr Public Affairs
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ISBN : 9652180556
Pages : 68 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (652 users)

Download or read book Referral of Iranian President Ahmadinejad on the Charge of Incitement to Commit Genocide written by Justus Reid Weiner and published by Jerusalem Ctr Public Affairs. This book was released on 2007 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In reaction to Ahmadinejad's statement that "Israel should be wiped off the map", calls on the international community to heed the early warning signs of genocide and act to prevent it. Examines the various mechanisms available under international law and the national laws of a number of countries, focusing on the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide which came into force in January 1951.

Sergio

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101195797
Pages : 640 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Sergio written by Samantha Power and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-03-30 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now a Netflix biopic, with Narcos star Wagner Moura playing diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. "The best way to understand today's messy world is to read about the inspiring life and diplomatic genius of Sergio Vieira de Mello." –Walter Isaacson Originally published as Chasing the Flame. Before his death in 2003 in Iraq's first major suicide bomb attack, Sergio Vieira de Mello--a humanitarian and peacemaker with the United Nations--placed himself at the center of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. He cut deals with the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, forcibly confronted genocidal killers from Rwanda, and used his intellect and charisma to try to tame militant extremists in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Known as a "cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy," Vieira de Mello managed to save lives in the world's most dangerous places, while also pressing the world's most powerful countries to join him in grappling with such urgent dilemmas as: When should killers be engaged, and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of merely posing these questions; Vieira de Mello had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences. With Sergio, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Education of an Idealist Samantha Power offers a profile in courage and humanity--and an unforgettable meditation on how best to manage the deadly challenges of the twenty-first century.

The Psychology of Genocide, Massacres, and Extreme Violence: Why Normal People Come to Commit Atrocities

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313071497
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book The Psychology of Genocide, Massacres, and Extreme Violence: Why Normal People Come to Commit Atrocities written by Donald G. Dutton and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2007-05-30 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicling horrific events that brought the 20th century to witness the largest number of systematic slaughters of human beings in any century across history, this work goes beyond historic details and examines contemporary psychological means that leaders use to convince individuals to commit horrific acts in the name of a politial or military cause. Massacres in Nanking, Rwanda, El Salvador, Vietnam, and other countries are reviewed in chilling detail. But the core issue is what psychological forces are behind large- scale killing; what psychology can be used to indoctrinate normal people with a Groupthink that moves individuals to mass murder brutally and without regret, even when the victims are innocent children. Dutton shows us how individuals are convinced to commit such sadistic acts, often preceded by torture, after being indoctrinated with beliefs that the target victims are unjust, inhuman or viral, like a virus that must be destroyed or it will destroy society.

International Ethics

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780742535831
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (535 users)

Download or read book International Ethics written by Mark R. Amstutz and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2005 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text presents the concepts, theories, methods, and traditions of ethical analysis and then applies them to case studies in the areas of human rights, military force, foreign intervention, economic statecraft, and global political justice.

The Other Half of Gender

Publisher : World Bank Publications
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ISBN : 0821365061
Pages : 342 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (821 users)

Download or read book The Other Half of Gender written by Ian Bannon and published by World Bank Publications. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle-from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts, drawing from experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. It draws on a slowly emerging realization that attaining the vision of gender equality will be difficult, if not impossible, without changing the ways in which masculinities are defined and acted upon. Although changing male gender norms will be a difficult and slow process, we must begin by understanding how versions of masculinities are defined and acted upon.

Controversies in the Field of Genocide Studies

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351294997
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book Controversies in the Field of Genocide Studies written by Samuel Totten and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of the field of Genocide Studies lies an active core of vigorous debate that has led to both heated disagreements and productive disputes. This new volume in the Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review series focuses on these, as well as other significant issues. Chapters in this volume focus on a number of issues: Did Peru’s Aché suffer genocide? What was the role of media propaganda in the Rwandan Genocide, and what more, if anything, could have been done about it? Have Rwanda’s post-genocide gacaca courts successfully promoted reconciliation? How has denial affected governmental recognition around the world of the Armenian, Hellenic, and Assyrian genocides? Why have some left-wing “progressives” engaged in denial of the Rwandan Genocide? Has anti-genocide activism had a meaningful effect in prevention of or intervention against genocide? In the pages of this book, readers can explore the various debates that have defined the study of genocide and that are redefining it today. This insightful and provocative volume will entice further discussion on the concept of genocide and will be a must-read for the field of genocide studies.

One-hundred Days of Silence

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780742552371
Pages : 286 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (552 users)

Download or read book One-hundred Days of Silence written by Jared Cohen and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2007 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One Hundred Days of Silence is an important investigation into the 1994 Rwandan genocide and American foreign policy. During one hundred days of spring, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and sympathetic Hutus were slaughtered in one of the most atrocious events of the twentieth century. Drawing on declassified documents and testimony of policy makers, Jared Cohen critically reconstructs the historical account of tacit policy that led to nonintervention. His analysis examines the questions of what the United States knew about the genocide and how the world's most powerful nation turned a blind eye. The study reveals the ease at which an administration can not only fail to intervene but also silence discussion of the crisis. The book argues that despite the extent of the genocide the American government was not motivated to act due to a lack of economic interest. With precision and passion, One Hundred Days of Silence frames the debate surrounding this controversial history.

Atrocity Labelling

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 0755617541
Pages : 147 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (755 users)

Download or read book Atrocity Labelling written by Markus P. Beham and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-03 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Atrocity. Genocide. War crime. Crime Against Humanity. Such atrocity labels have been popularized among international lawmakers but with little insight offered into how and when these terms are applied and to what effect. What constitutes an event to be termed a genocide or war crime and what role does this play in the application of legal proceedings? Markus P. Beham, through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, unpicks these terms to uncover their historical genesis and their implications for international criminal law initiatives concerned with atrocity. The book uniquely compares four specific case studies: Belgian colonial exploitation of the Congo, atrocities committed against the Herero and Nama in German South-West Africa, the Armenian genocide and the man-made Ukrainian famine of the 1930s. Encompassing international law, legal history, and discourse analysis, the concept of 'atrocity labelling' is used to capture the meaning underlying the work of international lawyers and prosecutors, historians and sociologists, agenda setters and policy makers.

Chasing the Flame

Publisher : Penguin Books
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ISBN : 9780141020815
Pages : 622 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (2 users)

Download or read book Chasing the Flame written by Samantha Power and published by Penguin Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sergio Vieira de Mello - peacemaker, troubleshooter and charismatic negotiator - lived an extraordinary life at the centre of some of the most dramatic international crises of the last half century. As UN High Commissioner he tried to bring an end to the slaughter in Bosnia, talk to genocidal warriors in Congo and clear up the fallout of the Iraq invasion, where he was killed in 2003. Through the prism of this extraordinary life, Samantha Power, one of the most prominent thinkers in international affairs today, tells the story of the flashpoints in our recent history - and the perilous world we live in.

Dissenting Voices in America's Rise to Power

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1139463195
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book Dissenting Voices in America's Rise to Power written by David Mayers and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-02-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a major rereading of US foreign policy from Thomas Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana expanse to the Korean War. This period of one hundred and fifty years saw the expansion of the United States from fragile republic to transcontinental giant. David Mayers explores the dissenting voices which accompanied this dramatic ascent, focusing on dissenters within the political and military establishment and on the recurrent patterns of dissent that have transcended particular policies and crises. The most stubborn of these sprang from anxiety over the material and political costs of empire while other strands of dissent have been rooted in ideas of exigent justice, realpolitik, and moral duties existing beyond borders. Such dissent is evident again in the contemporary world when the US occupies the position of preeminent global power. Professor Mayers's study reminds us that America's path to power was not as straightforward as it might now seem.

The Education of an Idealist

Publisher : HarperCollins
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ISBN : 0062820710
Pages : 592 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book The Education of an Idealist written by Samantha Power and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. Named one of the best books of the year: The New York Times • National Public Radio • Time • The Economist • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly • Audible “Her highly personal and reflective memoir . . . is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world.”—President Barack Obama Includes an updated afterword Tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official, Samantha Power’s acclaimed memoir is a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. After her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of Senator Barack Obama, he invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. When Obama won the presidency, Power went from being an activist outsider to serving as his human rights adviser and, in 2013, becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy, offering a compelling and deeply honest look at navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice. Along the way, she lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life, shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children, and makes the case for how we each can advance the cause of human dignity. This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference. “This is a wonderful book. […] The interweaving of Power’s personal story, family story, diplomatic history and moral arguments is executed seamlessly and with unblinking honesty.”—THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review “Truly engrossing…A pleasure to read.”—RACHEL MADDOW “A beautiful memoir about the times we’re living in and the questions we must ask ourselves…I honestly couldn’t put it down.” —CHERYL STRAYED, author of Wild “Power’s compelling memoir provides critically important insights we should all understand as we face some of the most vexing issues of our time.” —BRYAN STEVENSON, author of Just Mercy

The Problems of Genocide

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1009028324
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (9 users)

Download or read book The Problems of Genocide written by A. Dirk Moses and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-02-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genocide is not only a problem of mass death, but also of how, as a relatively new idea and law, it organizes and distorts thinking about civilian destruction. Taking the normative perspective of civilian immunity from military attack, A. Dirk Moses argues that the implicit hierarchy of international criminal law, atop which sits genocide as the 'crime of crimes', blinds us to other types of humanly caused civilian death, like bombing cities, and the 'collateral damage' of missile and drone strikes. Talk of genocide, then, can function ideologically to detract from systematic violence against civilians perpetrated by governments of all types. The Problems of Genocide contends that this violence is the consequence of 'permanent security' imperatives: the striving of states, and armed groups seeking to found states, to make themselves invulnerable to threats.

Genocide

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113693796X
Pages : 936 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Genocide written by Adam Jones and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-09-13 with total page 936 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction is the most wide-ranging textbook on genocide yet published. The book is designed as a text for upper-undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a primer for non-specialists and general readers interested in learning about one of humanity’s enduring blights. Fully updated to reflect the latest thinking in this rapidly developing field, this new edition: provides an introduction to genocide as both a historical phenomenon and an analytical-legal concept, including an extended discussion of the concept of genocidal intent, and the dynamism and contingency of genocidal processes discusses the role of state-building, imperialism, war, and social revolution in fueling genocide supplies a wide range of full-length case studies of genocides worldwide, each with an accompanying box-text explores perspectives on genocide from the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science/international relations, and gender studies considers "The Future of Genocide," with attention to historical memory and genocide denial; initiatives for truth, justice, and redress; and strategies of intervention and prevention. Written in clear and lively prose, liberally sprinkled with over 100 illustrations and maps, and including personal testimonies from genocide survivors, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction has established itself as the core textbook of the new generation of genocide scholarship. An accompanying website (www.genocidetext.net) features a broad selection of supplementary materials, teaching aids, and Internet resources.

The Rhetoric of Genocide

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 0739182064
Pages : 173 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (739 users)

Download or read book The Rhetoric of Genocide written by Ben Voth and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genocide represents one of the deadliest scourges of the human experience. Communication practices provide the key missing ingredient toward preventing and ending this intensely symbolic activity. The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text reveals how strategic communication silences make this tragedy probable, and how a greater social ethic for communication openness repels and ends this great evil. Careful analysis of practical historical figures, such as the great debater James Farmer Jr., along with empirical policy successes in places such as Liberia provide a communication-based template for ridding the world of genocide in the twenty-first century.

Der Genozid an den ArmenierInnen

Publisher : Springer-Verlag
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ISBN : 3658204532
Pages : 187 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (658 users)

Download or read book Der Genozid an den ArmenierInnen written by Melanie Altanian and published by Springer-Verlag. This book was released on 2018-06-18 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dieser inter- und multidisziplinäre Band bietet einen Querschnitt durch die wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem über hundert Jahre zurückliegenden Armenier-Genozid, der bis heute von den türkischen Nachfolgeregierungen offiziell geleugnet wird. Beiträge aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen weisen auf spezifische Probleme hin, die mit der Aufarbeitung dieses Genozids zusammenhängen: Beginnend mit einem (rechts-)historischen Teil über das Verbrechen sowie dessen zeitgenössische Bewertung, hin zu den direkten und indirekten psychologischen Folgen des Verbrechens bis heute, sowie moralphilosophische und rechtliche Fragestellungen in Bezug auf die Leugnung des Genozids.