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A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power
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Jul 29, 2011

Power’s book is not just imperative for understanding the United States’ role in post-World War II genocides, but necessary. If you’re a flag waving nationalist who believes America lives up to the moral obligations in regards to foreign relations as it claims, do not read this book or your life will be crushed. With every page I turned, the frustration mounted. I was so intrigued about her coverage of American policy surrounding the Khmer Rouge that I did a paper over it for my Genocide and Holocaust class. Essentially, she sugarcoats nothing and does not play favoritism to any country. After reading, it is hard to deny that U.S. policy is anything but ruthless, cutthroat, and only relevant if it benefits us, despite how many lives it ruins. Every statistics is back up with raw facts. It is pure genius.

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