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Recommended Books: Non-Fiction

I have been meaning to do a Part 2 to my Recommended Books: Fiction list – put together years ago. I wanted to recommend non-fiction, from history books to biographies to essays to whatever. Here is the Non-Fiction list. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Books: “We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families” (Philip Gourevitch)

I’m on my history bookshelf. Next book on this shelf is called We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch. What a book. What an unbelievable book. If … Continue reading

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The utopian premise of the Genocide Convention had been that a moral imperative to prevent efforts to exterminate whole peoples should be the overriding interest animating the action of an international community of autonomous states. This is a radical notion, … Continue reading

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“Unhelpful”, again

Here’s an interview with Philip Gourevitch, author of We Regret to Inform You … about the genocide in Rwanda. The interviewer asked him about the concept of “UN Safe Zones”, which now, in light of all the events in the … Continue reading

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