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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) — Introduction, some editions — 3,661 copies, 35 reviews
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (2003) — Foreword — 1,720 copies, 32 reviews
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Contributor — 69 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Contributor — 54 copies, 1 review

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Starting as a journalist and a writer, working her way up to counselor to a president then UN Ambassador and now Director of the US Agency for International Development, Samantha Power is to be admired. Her 'education' is thoughtful, incisive, dangerous, maddening and completely truthful.
 
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ben_r47 | 17 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
Power calls genocide a problem from hell. Why do we as a nation, and a nation of politicians, look away when we see it happening, ignore its consequences, ignore and placate the monsters who perpetrate it? And what can be done about it? All questions explored in this work by a passionate explorer.
 
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ben_r47 | 21 other reviews | Feb 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 | 17 other reviews | 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 | 17 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |

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