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Book review: The education of an idealist by Samantha Power

Harmer, Chris (2019) Book review: The education of an idealist by Samantha Power. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Nov 2019). Blog Entry.

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In The Education of an Idealist, Samantha Power offers a political memoir that traces her life story from her beginnings as an Irish immigrant to the US through to her work as a war correspondent in the Balkans and her ascent to the White House, where she served as President Barack Obama’s human rights adviser and became the youngest ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. This gripping, candid and witty book tells the story of Power’s efforts to bring about a different kind of US foreign policy and reveals the tensions that arose between acting on the dictates of governance and responding to human suffering, writes Chris Harmer.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 23:27

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