A Problem From Hell

Whatever America's commitment to Holocaust remembrance (embodied in the presence of the Holocaust Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C.), the United States has never intervened to stop genocide. This book is an effort to understand why.

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465050891

Category: History

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In 1993, as a 23-year-old correspondent covering the wars in the Balkans, I was initially comforted by the roar of NATO planes flying overhead. President Clinton and other western leaders had sent the planes to monitor the Bosnian war, which had killed almost 200,000 civilians. But it soon became clear that NATO was unwilling to target those engaged in brutal "ethnic cleansing." American statesmen described Bosnia as "a problem from hell," and for three and a half years refused to invest the diplomatic and military capital needed to stop the murder of innocents. In Rwanda, around the same time, some 800,000 Tutsi and opposition Hutu were exterminated in the swiftest killing spree of the twentieth century. Again, the United States failed to intervene. This time U.S. policy-makers avoided labeling events "genocide" and spearheaded the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers stationed in Rwanda who might have stopped the massacres underway. Whatever America's commitment to Holocaust remembrance (embodied in the presence of the Holocaust Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C.), the United States has never intervened to stop genocide. This book is an effort to understand why. While the history of America's response to genocide is not an uplifting one, "A Problem from Hell" tells the stories of countless Americans who took seriously the slogan of "never again" and tried to secure American intervention. Only by understanding the reasons for their small successes and colossal failures can we understand what we as a country, and we as citizens, could have done to stop the most savage crimes of the last century.

A Problem from Hell

Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in "A Problem from Hell" -- a groundbreaking work ...

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060541644

Category: History

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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize For General Nonfiction National Book Critics Circle Award Winner In her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power -- a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy -- asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in "A Problem from Hell" -- a groundbreaking work that tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act.

The Problem of Hell

This work develops an understanding of hell common to a broad variety of religious perspectives, an understanding in which the problem of hell is a special case of the problem of evil.

Author: Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019508487X

Category: Medical

Page: 182

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This work develops an understanding of hell that is common to a broad variety of religious perspectives, and argues that the usual understandings of hell are incapable of solving the problem of hell. Kvanvig develops a philosophical account of hell which does not depend on a retributive model and argues that it is adequate on both philosophical and theological grounds.

National Security and the Future

Samantha Power u svojoj knjizi “ A problem from hell " , Basic book N . Y . 2002 . ,
Preface XII , citira izjavu Warrena Christophero , ministra vanjskih poslova SAD -
a , danu CBS - U U ožujku 1993 . u emisiji “ Face to nation " : “ The hatred ...

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Improving the Practice of National Security Strategy

32 – 33 . 5 Samantha Power , A Problem from Hell ( New York : Basic Books ,
2002 ) , p . 282 . This argument would later impact the Clinton administration .
See Richard Holbrooke , To End a War ( New York : Random House , 1998 ) , p .
22 .

Author: Clark A. Murdock

Publisher: Center for Strategic & International studies

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Category: Political Science

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Not all -- or perhaps not many -- national security strategy (NSS) practitioners have done a very good job of formulating and implementing national security strategy. The problem is not the lack of a grand strategy to replace the Cold War policy of containment; rather, it is the uneven effectiveness with which practitioners do their work. Improving the competence of NSS practitioners begins with changing how they think about making and implementing strategy. This volume includes a number of case studies from the post-Cold War era and condenses the lessons learned from them into "do's" and "don'ts" in the exercise of U.S. power. It then synthesizes and integrates the analysis into a checklist intended to help future NSS practitioners do their jobs better.

Chasing the Flame

This is a dual biography: the story of a man who never stopped learning and the biography of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore but too complex to manage quickly or cheaply.

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Sergio Vieira de Mello-a humanitarian, peacemaker and state builder -was at centre of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. Born in 1948, just as the post-World War II order was taking shape, he died in a terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 as the battle lines in the twenty first-century's first great polarizing struggle were being drawn. This is a dual biography: the story of a man who never stopped learning and the biography of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore but too complex to manage quickly or cheaply. Even as Vieira de Mello arranged food deliveries, organized refugee returns, or negotiated with warlords, he pressed his colleagues to join him in grappling with such questions as: When should killers be engaged and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of simply posing these questions; he had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences.

Chasing the Flame

With Chasing the Flame, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Education of an Idealist Samantha Power offers a profile in courage and humanity--and an unforgettable meditation on how best to manage the deadly challenges of the twenty ...

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101202742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Now a Netflix biopic, Sergio, with Narcos star Wagner Moura playing diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. "The best way to understand today's messy world is to read about the inspiring life and diplomatic genius of Sergio Vieira de Mello." –Walter Isaacson Before his death in 2003 in Iraq's first major suicide bomb attack, Sergio Vieira de Mello--a humanitarian and peacemaker with the United Nations--placed himself at the center of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. He cut deals with the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, forcibly confronted genocidal killers from Rwanda, and used his intellect and charisma to try to tame militant extremists in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Known as a "cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy," Vieira de Mello managed to save lives in the world's most dangerous places, while also pressing the world's most powerful countries to join him in grappling with such urgent dilemmas as: When should killers be engaged, and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of merely posing these questions; Vieira de Mello had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences. With Chasing the Flame, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Education of an Idealist Samantha Power offers a profile in courage and humanity--and an unforgettable meditation on how best to manage the deadly challenges of the twenty-first century.

The Problem of Pain

There may be a truth in the saying that “ hell is hell , not from its own point of view
, but from the heavenly point of view ” . do not think this belies the severity of Our
Lord's words . It is only to the damned that their fate could ever seem less than ...

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

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Category: Christianity

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The Problem of Love in the Middle Ages

A Historical Contribution Pierre Rousselot (s.j.), Pol Vandevelde Alan Vincelette.
hell and hope of reward . Chrysostom holds that this is the second weakest kind
of love ( the weakest and indeed wrongheaded form of love being displayed by ...

Author: Pierre Rousselot (s.j.)

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Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

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Journal of European Studies

1 DIPLOMACY AND PEACEMAKING IN THE CRISIS IN ERSTWHILE
YUGOSLAVIA Noman Sattar U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher
described the war in Bosnia - Herzegovina as " the problem from hell " .1 For
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Review of Armenian Studies

The Ottoman state was able to manage the problems occurred within its foreign
subjects without any serious attempts ... SCHOLARSHIP FROM HELL " Book ' s
Name : A PROBLEM FROM HELL : AMERICA AND THE AGE OF GENOCIDE ...

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Shelley and the Problem of Evil

To the critic who complains that Shelley's every cloud was silver - lined , that his
paradise was just around the corner , it will seem entirely gratuitous to cite the
frequency with which the idea of hell appears in the poems of 1819-1822 .

Author: Frank Burke Voit

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Category: Good and evil

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Raphael Lemkin s Dossier on the Armenian Genocide

... A Problem From Hell.40 Power begins her study with an account of Soghomon
Tehlirian's killing of Mehmed Talaat in ... the Journal of Genocide Studies did not
devote a special issue to Lemkin until 2005 in its seventh year of existence .

Author: Raphael Lemkin

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Category: Armenian massacres, 1894-1896

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Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States

Cooperman also pointed to the dual nature of the word save when iterated by
evangelicals , and the problems this had ... Samantha Power , A Problem from
Hell : America in the Age of Genocide ( New York : Basic Books , 2002 ) , xi - xxi ...

Author: R. Marie Griffith

Publisher: Special Issue of American Quar

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Category: History

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This collection of essays from a special issue of American Quarterly explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ways that religion matters in contemporary public life. Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States offers a groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary conversation between scholars in American studies and religious studies. The contributors explore numerous modes through which religious faith has mobilized political action. They utilize a variety of definitions of politics, ranging from lobbying by religious leaders to the political impact of popular culture. Their work includes the political activities of a very diverse group of religious believers: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and others. In addition, the book explores the meanings of religion for people who might contest the term—those who are spiritual but not religious, for example, as well as activists who engage symbols of faith and community but who may not necessarily consider themselves members of a specific religion. Several essays also examine the meanings of secular identity, humanist politics, and the complex evocations of civil religion in American life. No other book on religion and politics includes anything like the diversity of religions, ethnicities, and topics that this one does—from Mormon political mobilization to attempts at Americanizing Muslims in the post-9/11 United States, from César Chávez to James Dobson, from interreligious cooperation and conflict over Darfur to the global politics surrounding the category of Hindus and South Asians in the United States.

SAIS Review

The sharpest challenge to the world of bystanders , ” Power writes , “ is posed by
those who have refused to remain silent in an age of genocide . ” Borrowing ...
For all the heft and scope of “ A Problem From Hell , ” much has been left unsaid .

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Contemporary Impressions

Samantha Power , A Problem From Hell : America and the Age of Genocide ,
Basic Books ( 2002 ) , ISBN 0465061508 . The Russian samovar and the Afghan
kilim shared a space in the dining room . The copper chafing dish we bought in ...

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The Queens College Journal of Jewish Studies

40 Samantha Power , “ A Problem from Hell " : America and the Age of Genocide
( New York : Perennial , 2003 ) , xxi ( both quotes ) . 47Ibid . , 512 . ? Michaelis ,
13 . 8 Ibid . ° Ledeen - 80- The Inner Holocaust : The Nazi Genocide of the ...

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Latin American Research Review

13 Even prestigious scholars such as Samantha Power in her Pulitzer prize -
winning book , A Problem from Hell : America and the Age of Genocide , fail to
make any mention of Guatemala or of systematic violence in much of Latin
America ...

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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Foreign Service Journal

A Problem From Hell : America and the Age of Genocide Samantha Power ,
Perennial / Harper Collins , 2003 , $ 17 . 95 , paperback , 620 pages . Despite the
U . S . government ' s apathy about genocide , many individual State Department
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Beyond the Never Agains

Power , ' A Problem From Hell ' , 43 . 7. Lemkin , Axis Rule in Occupied Europe ,
79 . 8. For example , organizations such as The International Network on
Holocaust and Genocide , The Association of Genocide Scholars , later renamed
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Category: Genocide

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