Monday, March 05, 2007

From bad to worse

Samantha Power has an op-ed on reducing the chances of genocide in Iraq. If you've not read her outstanding A Problem From Hell, now might be a good time.

By the way, when I recommend policy books like this one, some people seem to think they need to read the book as closely as they would their favorite novel. Ideally you would, but given the number of books necessary to be informed, this isn't alway feasible. Read the introductory chapter, the conclusions and the chapters that interest you. Perfect, no, but as the Happiness Project reminds us, we must not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

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