David Rieff


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September 28, 1952

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David Rieff is an American polemicist and pundit. His books have focused on issues of immigration, international conflict, and humanitarianism.

Average rating: 3.85 · 4,766 ratings · 519 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Bed for the Night: Humani...

3.74 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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Swimming in a Sea of Death:...

3.20 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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In Praise of Forgetting: Hi...

3.50 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and ...

3.78 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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The Reproach of Hunger: Foo...

3.36 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Los Angeles

3.58 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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At the Point of a Gun: Demo...

3.32 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Against Remembrance

3.30 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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The Exile: Cuba in the Hear...

3.44 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Going to Miami: Exiles, Tou...

3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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“All major religious traditions accept that suffering and death are simply part of life. The deep radicalism of humanitarian action is its belief that people are not made to suffer.”
David Rieff, A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis

“Perhaps we become accustomed to our grief and, as it becomes increasingly familiar, increasingly part of the emotional landscape, it becomes a dullness. But there is no closure, no forgetting. One mourns those one has loved who have died until one joins them. It happens soon enough.”
David Rieff, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir

“به همان اندازه که متعهدیم به دیگران بگوییم چه چیز قابل قبول است، همان‌قدر تعهد داریم که نگوییم چه چیز قابل قبول نیست”
David Rieff, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir

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