"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.

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 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:

Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

Publisher : Turtleback Books
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ISBN : 9781417701186
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (71 users)

Download or read book Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide written by Samantha Power and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2003-05-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this pathbreaking interrogation of the last century of American history, Power draws upon her own reporting from the modern killing fields to tell the story of American indifference and American courage in the face of the worst massacres of the 20th century. 38 halftones throughout.

Chasing the Flame

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141921102
Pages : 640 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book Chasing the Flame written by Samantha Power and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sergio Vieira de Mello-a humanitarian, peacemaker and state builder -was at centre of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. Born in 1948, just as the post-World War II order was taking shape, he died in a terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 as the battle lines in the twenty first-century's first great polarizing struggle were being drawn. This is a dual biography: the story of a man who never stopped learning and the biography of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore but too complex to manage quickly or cheaply. Even as Vieira de Mello arranged food deliveries, organized refugee returns, or negotiated with warlords, he pressed his colleagues to join him in grappling with such questions 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 simply posing these questions; he had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences.

International Ethics

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780742535831
Pages : 266 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 266 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.

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.

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.

The Other Half of Gender

Publisher : World Bank Publications
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ISBN : 0821365061
Pages : 311 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 311 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.

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.

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 UK
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ISBN : 0008274932
Pages : 592 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (8 users)

Download or read book The Education of an Idealist written by Samantha Power and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world’ Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: The New York Times • Time • The Economist • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Times Literary Supplement

Genocide

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113693796X
Pages : 680 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 680 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 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.

Dictionary of Genocide [2 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313346410
Pages : 576 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Dictionary of Genocide [2 volumes] written by Paul R. Bartrop and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2007-11-30 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over 600 terms identify and explain the history and suffering of ethnic and religious groups experiencing genocide throughout the world. The people, places, governments, agencies, documents, legal terms, and all other aspects of genocide are defined for new students and scholars alike.

Genocide and the Europeans

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1139491822
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book Genocide and the Europeans written by Karen E. Smith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-10-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genocide is one of the most heinous abuses of human rights imaginable, yet reaction to it by European governments in the post-Cold War world has been criticised for not matching the severity of the crime. European governments rarely agree on whether to call a situation genocide, and their responses to purported genocides have often been limited to delivering humanitarian aid to victims and supporting prosecution of perpetrators in international criminal tribunals. More coercive measures - including sanctions or military intervention - are usually rejected as infeasible or unnecessary. This book explores the European approach to genocide, reviewing government attitudes towards the negotiation and ratification of the 1948 Genocide Convention and analysing responses to purported genocides since the end of the Second World War. Karen E. Smith considers why some European governments were hostile to the Genocide Convention and why European governments have been reluctant to use the term genocide to describe atrocities ever since.

The Rhetoric of Genocide

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 0739182064
Pages : 182 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 182 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.

Genocide and International Justice

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 0816073104
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (816 users)

Download or read book Genocide and International Justice written by Rebecca Joyce Frey and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each volume in this contemporary series contains three sections: first is an introduction that clearly defines the issue and provides a brief history of the subject; the second section draws together significant primary source documents; and the third section gathers useful research tools such as facts and figures, brief biographies, a bibliography, and more.