A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

Book rating: 05 Paperback P.s.

By (author) Samantha Power


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  • Format: Paperback | 620 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 44mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061120146
  • ISBN 13: 9780061120145
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 115,015

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In this work of social history, Power examines how, since the Holocaust, Americans have very rarely marshalled their might to stop genocide and mass terror. It makes a moral argument for why America must renew its vigilance against genocide.

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By Jaclyn Smith 03 Apr 2011 5

Read this if you liked Geoffrey Robertson's 'Crimes Against Humanity.'

This is a very powerfully written book, and gives insight into America's response to and the development of the concept of genocide. I found I just could not put it down, and yet at the same time I found parts of it just made me shake with absolute fear at what has gone on in my own lifetime. Really thought-provoking and a must-read for anyone, particularly those with a human rights/ law background!

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"[A Problem From Hell] challenges our conscience and should influence what we do in the future.''--Lawrence H. Summers, President, Harvard University