By Samantha Power
In her award-winning interrogation of the final century of yankee historical past, Samantha Power—a former Balkan struggle correspondent and founding govt director of Harvard's Carr middle for Human Rights Policy—asks the haunting query: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" time and again fail to prevent genocide? Drawing upon particular interviews with Washington's most sensible coverage makers, entry to newly declassified records, and her personal reporting from the fashionable killing fields, energy presents the reply in "A challenge from Hell," a groundbreaking paintings that tells the tales of the brave americans who risked their careers and lives so that it will get the USA to act.
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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power