A Problem from Hell

A Problem from Hell : America and the Age of Genocide

By (author) Samantha Power

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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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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 34mm | 580.6g
  • 01 Sep 2007
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061120146
  • 9780061120145
  • 107,582

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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

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Amazing Book!

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!show more
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