The Resource At the point of a gun : democratic dreams and armed intervention, David Rieff

At the point of a gun : democratic dreams and armed intervention, David Rieff

Label
At the point of a gun : democratic dreams and armed intervention
Title
At the point of a gun
Title remainder
democratic dreams and armed intervention
Statement of responsibility
David Rieff
Title variation
Democratic dreams and armed intervention
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Writing from the front lines of the hot wars of the post-Cold War world - the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, and most recently Afghanistan and Iraq for The New York Times Magazine - David Rieff witnessed firsthand most of the armed interventions waged by the West or the United Nations in the name of human rights and democratization. His report is anything but reassuring. In this timely collection of his most illuminating articles, Rieff, one of our leading experts on the subject, reassesses some of his own judgments about the use of military might to solve the world's most pressing humanitarian problems and curb the world's cruelest human rights abusers, presenting what, taken as a whole, is a thoughtful and impassioned argument against armed intervention in all but the most extreme cases."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1/17/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6385
LC item number
.R53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
At the point of a gun : democratic dreams and armed intervention, David Rieff
Publication
Note
Includes index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • glg
Contents
Pt. 1. The UN and international relations leading up to Iraq -- Hope is not enough -- A new age of liberal imperialism? -- An age of genocide -- In defense of Afro-pessimism -- Lost Kosovo -- Goodbye, new world order -- Pt. 2. The Iraq war and its aftermath -- The lives they lived : collateral damage -- The specter of imperialism : the marriage of the human rights left and the new imperialist right -- End of empire -- The way we live now : a notion of war -- Were sanctions right? -- Blueprint for a mess -- The Shiite surge
Control code
000026287431
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780684808673
Lccn
2004059029
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.b21098591
System control number
  • 26287431sr
  • (OCoLC)56672374

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