A Problem from Hell

Ms. Power talked about her book A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, published by Basic Books. The book raises questions… read more

Ms. Power talked about her book A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, published by Basic Books. The book raises questions about why the United States has failed to stop genocide after it has vowed to never let it happen again following the Holocaust. It also makes an argument explaining why the United States should care about genocide when it occurs thousands of miles from our borders. Power attempts to answer these questions by providing historical accounts of genocide in Cambodia, Iraq and Rwanda. By drawing upon interviews, classified documents and her own reporting, Samantha Power discusses her belief that the U.S. government has permitted genocide to continue in these countries. During this event, Power talked about her findings and then answered questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Jerry Fowler Staff Director U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum->Committee on Conscience
  • Samantha Power Lecturer Harvard University->Public Policy

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A Problem from Hell

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Program ID:
169335-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 17, 2002 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 23, 2007 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 17, 2002 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2002 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 15, 2002 | 2:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2004 | 3:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2004 | 3:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 19, 2007 | 3:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 19, 2007 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2007 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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