A A Problem From Hell

 A   A Problem From Hell
Author: Samantha Power
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 0465050891
ISBN 13: 9780465050895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A A Problem From Hell Book Review:

A character-driven study of some of the darkest moments in our national history, when America failed to prevent or stop 20th-century campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians, and Rwandans.

A Problem from Hell America and the Age of Genocide

A Problem from Hell  America and the Age of Genocide
Author: Samantha Power
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 0007346980
ISBN 13: 9780007346981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Problem from Hell America and the Age of Genocide Book Review:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction ‘A devastating indictment’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘An important book, a superb piece of reporting’ OBSERVER ‘With great narrative verve, and a sober and subtle intelligence, she carries us deep behind the scenes of history-in-the-making’ PHILIP GOUREVITCH

A Problem from Hell

 A Problem from Hell
Author: Samantha Power
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-12-24
ISBN 10: 9780465061518
ISBN 13: 0465061516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Problem from Hell Book Review:

"An angry, brilliant, fiercely useful, absolutely essential book." --The New Republic From the Armenian Genocide to the ethnic cleansings of Kosovo and Darfur, modern history is haunted by acts of brutal violence. Yet American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, "A Problem from Hell" draws upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policymakers, thousands of once classified documents, and accounts of reporting from the killing fields to show how decent Americans inside and outside government looked away from mass murder. Combining spellbinding history and seasoned political analysis, "A Problem from Hell" allows readers to hear directly from American decision-makers and dissenters, as well as from victims of genocide, and reveals just what was known and what might have been done while millions perished.

The Problem of Hell

The Problem of Hell
Author: Joel Buenting
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317019032
ISBN 13: 9781317019039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Hell Book Review:

How can a perfectly good God justifiably damn anyone to hell? This is one version of the problem of hell. The problem of hell has become one of the most widely discussed topics in contemporary philosophy of religion. This anthology brings together contributions by contemporary philosophers whose work shapes the current debate.

Chasing the Flame

Chasing the Flame
Author: Samantha Power
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781594201288
ISBN 13: 1594201285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Flame Book Review:

Traces the political career of the United Nations humanitarian who lost his life in the 2003 terrorist attack on the UN Headquarters in Iraq, citing his role in the peace negotiations in post-invasion Lebanon and the cease-fire talks in Bosnia.

The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist
Author: Samantha Power
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0062820710
ISBN 13: 9780062820716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Education of an Idealist Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. Named one of the best books of the year: The New York Times • National Public Radio • Time • The Economist • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly • Audible “Her highly personal and reflective memoir . . . is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world.”—President Barack Obama Includes an updated afterword Tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official, Samantha Power’s acclaimed memoir is a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. After her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of Senator Barack Obama, he invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. When Obama won the presidency, Power went from being an activist outsider to serving as his human rights adviser and, in 2013, becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy, offering a compelling and deeply honest look at navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice. Along the way, she lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life, shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children, and makes the case for how we each can advance the cause of human dignity. This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference. “This is a wonderful book. […] The interweaving of Power’s personal story, family story, diplomatic history and moral arguments is executed seamlessly and with unblinking honesty.”—THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review “Truly engrossing…A pleasure to read.”—RACHEL MADDOW “A beautiful memoir about the times we’re living in and the questions we must ask ourselves…I honestly couldn’t put it down.” —CHERYL STRAYED, author of Wild “Power’s compelling memoir provides critically important insights we should all understand as we face some of the most vexing issues of our time.” —BRYAN STEVENSON, author of Just Mercy

The Problem of Hell

The Problem of Hell
Author: Jonathan L. Kvanvig
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780195344752
ISBN 13: 0195344758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Hell Book Review:

The doctrine of hell presents the most intractable version of the problem of evil, for though it might be argued that ordinary pain and evil can somehow be compensated for by the course of future experience, the pain and suffering of hell leads nowhere. 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 first argues that the traditional understanding of hell found in Christianity suffers from moral and epistemological inadequacies. Historically, these shortcomings lead to alternatives to the traditional doctrine of hell, such as universalism, annihilationism, or the second chance doctrine. Kvanvig shows, however, that the typical alternatives to the traditional understanding are inadequate as well. He argues that both the traditional understanding and the typical alternatives fail to solve the problem of hell because they share the common flaw of being constructed on a retributive model of hell. Kvanvig then 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.

Sergio

Sergio
Author: Samantha Power
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 1101195797
ISBN 13: 9781101195796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sergio Book Review:

Now a Netflix biopic, 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 Originally published as Chasing the Flame. 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 Sergio, 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.

Totally Unofficial

Totally Unofficial
Author: Raphael Lemkin
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013-06-24
ISBN 10: 0300186967
ISBN 13: 9780300186963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Totally Unofficial Book Review:

Presents the never-before-published autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, who immigrated to the U.S. during World War II and made it his life's work to fight genocide, a term he coined, with the might of the U.N. Genocide Convention.

Blood and Soil

Blood and Soil
Author: Ben Kiernan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300137931
ISBN 13: 9780300137934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood and Soil Book Review:

A book of surpassing importance that should be required reading for leaders and policymakers throughout the world For thirty years Ben Kiernan has been deeply involved in the study of genocide and crimes against humanity. He has played a key role in unearthing confidential documentation of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. His writings have transformed our understanding not only of twentieth-century Cambodia but also of the historical phenomenon of genocide. This new book—the first global history of genocide and extermination from ancient times—is among his most important achievements.Kiernan examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on worldwide colonial exterminations and twentieth-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin’s mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides. He identifies connections, patterns, and features that in nearly every case gave early warning of the catastrophe to come: racism or religious prejudice, territorial expansionism, and cults of antiquity and agrarianism. The ideologies that have motivated perpetrators of mass killings in the past persist in our new century, says Kiernan. He urges that we heed the rich historical evidence with its telltale signs for predicting and preventing future genocides.

Never Again

Never Again
Author: Peter Ronayne,Joel H. Rosenthal
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780742509221
ISBN 13: 0742509222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Again Book Review:

Never Again? explores the uneasy U.S. relationship to the U.N. Genocide Convention and posits an analysis of U.S. response to genocide past and forthcoming: nonintervention followed by post-genocide justice.

Axis Rule in Occupied Europe

Axis Rule in Occupied Europe
Author: Raphael Lemkin
Publsiher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2008-06-01
ISBN 10: 1584779012
ISBN 13: 9781584779018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Axis Rule in Occupied Europe Book Review:

Shake Hands With the Devil

Shake Hands With the Devil
Author: Romeo Dallaire
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371190
ISBN 13: 9780307371195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shake Hands With the Devil Book Review:

On the tenth anniversary of the date that UN peacekeepers landed in Rwanda, Random House Canada is proud to publish the unforgettable first-hand account of the genocide by the man who led the UN mission. Digging deep into shattering memories, General Dallaire has written a powerful story of betrayal, naïveté, racism and international politics. His message is simple and undeniable: “Never again.” When Lt-Gen. Roméo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in 1993, he thought he was heading off on a modest and straightforward peacekeeping mission. Thirteen months later he flew home from Africa, broken, disillusioned and suicidal, having witnessed the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans in only a hundred days. In Shake Hands with the Devil, he takes the reader with him on a return voyage into the hell of Rwanda, vividly recreating the events the international community turned its back on. This book is an unsparing eyewitness account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings. Woven through the story of this disastrous mission is Dallaire’s own journey from confident Cold Warrior, to devastated UN commander, to retired general engaged in a painful struggle to find a measure of peace, reconciliation and hope. This book is General Dallaire’s personal account of his conversion from a man certain of his worth and secure in his assumptions to a man conscious of his own weaknesses and failures and critical of the institutions he’d relied on. It might not sit easily with standard ideas of military leadership, but understanding what happened to General Dallaire and his mission to Rwanda is crucial to understanding the moral minefields our peacekeepers are forced to negotiate when we ask them to step into the world’s dirty wars. Excerpt from Shake Hands with the Devil My story is not a strictly military account nor a clinical, academic study of the breakdown of Rwanda. It is not a simplistic indictment of the many failures of the UN as a force for peace in the world. It is not a story of heroes and villains, although such a work could easily be written. This book is a cri de coeur for the slaughtered thousands, a tribute to the souls hacked apart by machetes because of their supposed difference from those who sought to hang on to power. . . . This book is the account of a few humans who were entrusted with the role of helping others taste the fruits of peace. Instead, we watched as the devil took control of paradise on earth and fed on the blood of the people we were supposed to protect.

The Hell of Good Intentions

The Hell of Good Intentions
Author: Stephen M. Walt
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0374712468
ISBN 13: 9780374712464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hell of Good Intentions Book Review:

From the New York Times–bestselling author Stephen M. Walt, The Hell of Good Intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent American foreign policy—explaining why it has been plagued by disasters like the “forever wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan and outlining what can be done to fix it. In 1992, the United States stood at the pinnacle of world power and Americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand. Twenty-five years later, those hopes have been dashed. Relations with Russia and China have soured, the European Union is wobbling, nationalism and populism are on the rise, and the United States is stuck in costly and pointless wars that have squandered trillions of dollars and undermined its influence around the world. The root of this dismal record, Walt argues, is the American foreign policy establishment’s stubborn commitment to a strategy of “liberal hegemony.” Since the end of the Cold War, Republicans and Democrats alike have tried to use U.S. power to spread democracy, open markets, and other liberal values into every nook and cranny of the planet. This strategy was doomed to fail, but its proponents in the foreign policy elite were never held accountable and kept repeating the same mistakes. Donald Trump won the presidency promising to end the misguided policies of the foreign policy “Blob” and to pursue a wiser approach. But his erratic and impulsive style of governing, combined with a deeply flawed understanding of world politics, are making a bad situation worse. The best alternative, Walt argues, is a return to the realist strategy of “offshore balancing,” which eschews regime change, nation-building, and other forms of global social engineering. The American people would surely welcome a more restrained foreign policy, one that allowed greater attention to problems here at home. This long-overdue shift will require abandoning the futile quest for liberal hegemony and building a foreign policy establishment with a more realistic view of American power. Clear-eyed, candid, and elegantly written, Stephen M. Walt’s The Hell of Good Intentions offers both a compelling diagnosis of America’s recent foreign policy follies and a proven formula for renewed success.

If You Leave Us Here We Will Die

 If You Leave Us Here  We Will Die
Author: Geoffrey Robinson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-03-14
ISBN 10: 0691150176
ISBN 13: 9780691150178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Leave Us Here We Will Die Book Review:

Colonial legacies -- Invasion and genocide -- Occupation and resistance -- Mobilizing the militias -- Bearing witness, tempting fate -- The vote -- A campaign of violence -- Intervention -- Justice and reconciliation.

Genocide

Genocide
Author: Norman M. Naimark,Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies Norman M Naimark
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 019976526X
ISBN 13: 9780199765263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genocide Book Review:

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N. definition of genocide as its departure point, this book examines the main episodes in the history of genocide from the beginning of human history to the present. Norman M. Naimark lucidly shows that genocide both changes over time, depending on the character of major historical periods, and remains the same in many of its murderous dynamics. He examines cases of genocide as distinct episodes of mass violence, but also in historical connection with earlier episodes. Unlike much of the literature in genocide studies, Naimark argues that genocide can also involve the elimination of targeted social and political groups, providing an insightful analysis of communist and anti-communist genocide. He pays special attention to settler (sometimes colonial) genocide as a subject of major concern, illuminating how deeply the elimination of indigenous peoples, especially in Africa, South America, and North America, influenced recent historical developments. At the same time, the "classic" cases of genocide in the twentieth Century - the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, Rwanda, and Bosnia -- are discussed, together with recent episodes in Darfur and Congo.

The Penguin Book of Hell

The Penguin Book of Hell
Author: Scott G. Bruce
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1524705276
ISBN 13: 9781524705275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Book of Hell Book Review:

"From the Bible through Dante and up to Treblinka and Guantánamo Bay, here is a rich source for nightmares." --The New York Times Book Review Three thousand years of visions of Hell, from the ancient Near East to modern America From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a twelfth-century Irish monk--a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, in which gluttons, liars, heretics, murderers, and hypocrites are made to endure crime-appropriate torture; and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. Drawing upon religious poetry, epics, theological treatises, stories of miracles, and accounts of saints' lives, this fascinating volume of hellscapes illuminates how Hell has long haunted us, in both life and death.

Intimate Enemy

Intimate Enemy
Author: Scott Straus
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063245065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intimate Enemy Book Review:

Provides a collection of interviews and photographs of perpetrators and victims of the Rwandan genocide.

The Date from Hell

The Date from Hell
Author: Gwenda Bond
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN 10: 1250771773
ISBN 13: 9781250771773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Date from Hell Book Review:

"The apocalyptic beach read that everyone needs." - Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author on Not Your Average Hot Guy In The Date from Hell, the sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond brings the journey of Callie, Luke, and their friends to a wonderful close. This is another laugh out loud, action-packed romantic adventure you won’t want to miss. After saving the world and stopping the apocalypse, Callie and Luke are looking forward to a quiet, romantic weekend together. When you’re human and dating the Prince of Hell, quiet moments are hard to come by. But their romantic weekend in Hell takes a turn when Lucifer tasks Callie and Luke with chasing a wayward soul around the world. If they can prove it’s possible to redeem a soul, Lucifer will allow the two of them to make some changes in Hell. But this wayward soul, Sean, doesn’t have any interest in being redeemed. Instead, now that he’s back on Earth, he’s decided to take a leaf out of Callie and Luke’s book and wants to find the Holy Grail. Now Callie, Luke, and their friends—and enemies—must race Sean around the globe on a Grail quest and bring peace between Heaven and Hell before they can finally (maybe) get around to that date.

Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers Issues of Our Time

Cosmopolitanism  Ethics in a World of Strangers  Issues of Our Time
Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 0393079716
ISBN 13: 9780393079715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers Issues of Our Time Book Review:

“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers.