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Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

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The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3,516 eksemplarer
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (2003) — Forord — 1,682 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer

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I had thought for many years I'd go into foreign service (took the exam, took a foreign language exam, won a Fulbright, won other fellowships to do international development, etc), and completing this memoir just confirmed I'm not cut out for it. I have grown into someone who is more aware of differences and recognizes we need to reach across the aisle. But the truth is that I need sleep.

The beginning moves slowly, and to be honest, I found the early parts of her time with the Obama administration boring. It gets a little more interesting during her second term.

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tyk314 | 16 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
I had thought for many years I'd go into foreign service (took the exam, took a foreign language exam, won a Fulbright, won other fellowships to do international development, etc), and completing this memoir just confirmed I'm not cut out for it. I have grown into someone who is more aware of differences and recognizes we need to reach across the aisle. But the truth is that I need sleep.

The beginning moves slowly, and to be honest, I found the early parts of her time with the Obama administration boring. It gets a little more interesting during her second term.

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tyk314 | 16 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
Feels like an artifact from the last days of liberalism.
 
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tourmikes | 16 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
It's well written and very well researched, but the book is clouded by Power's intense campaigning for military intervention in a way that just doesn't align with reality. For how often it gets said, America being 'the world's policeman' is neither something good nor something to strive towards. The amplification of that type of thinking and hubris, especially after the failures of the War on Terror, is just downright dangerous. This is a good read if taken as a historical account of American policy in regards to genocide, but the author's personal opinions are better being ignored.

For what its worth, this was published in 2002. It's possible the author's views have since changed given the actions the United States took these past two decades.
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