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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power

By Samantha Power

In her award-winning interrogation of the final century of yankee historical past, Samantha Power—a former Balkan warfare 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" again and again fail to prevent genocide? Drawing upon unique interviews with Washington's most sensible coverage makers, entry to newly declassified records, and her personal reporting from the trendy killing fields, energy offers the reply in "A challenge from Hell," a groundbreaking paintings that tells the tales of the brave american citizens who risked their careers and lives with the intention to get the U.S. to act.

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