“One of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” – President Barack Obama

“One of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.”
President Barack Obama

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“A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide

In her Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of the last century of American history, Samantha Power asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow “never again” repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Power draws upon exclusive interviews with Washington’s top policymakers, thousands of declassified documents, and her own reporting from modern killing fields to provide the answer. “A Problem from Hell” shows how decent Americans inside and outside government refused to get involved despite chilling warnings, and tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act. A modern classic, “A Problem from Hell” has forever reshaped debates about American foreign policy.

  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
  • Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
  • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
  • Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • Winner of the Raphael Lemkin Award

“Magisterial.”―The New Yorker 

“An angry, brilliant, fiercely useful, absolutely essential book.”―The New Republic

“Amazingly persuasive.”―New York Review of Books

“Bracing…. Power [is] the new conscience of the U.S. foreign-policy establishment.”―TIME


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