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A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power
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Oct 02, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: americanforeignpolicy, europe, middleeast, asia
Read in September, 2007

Power's book argues for US intervention to stop genocide. It's interesting because the foreign policy arguments I tend to agree with are arguing against the U.S. projecting its military power, so it really challenged my thinking on that. Apparently she was appalled when the neo-cons used her arguments to justify invading Iraq.

It's also a good, if selective, history of the Balkans Wars in the 1990s.

My main complaint about this book was that I already read a book about Rwanda.

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