Best Intentions Kofi Annan and the un in the Era of American World Power
List price: $30.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Updated for the Paperback Edition nbsp; For most of his career as secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan was the embodiment of the institution's best elements: A Nobel Prize winner, gracious, even-handed, and brilliant, he was considered one of the best ever to hold the position. By the end, after genocide in Darfur, the Oil For Food scandal and war in Iraq, many felt the UN had failed its constituents too many times to forgive, and Annan had nearly been forced from office. nbsp; Did the U.N.'s failures arise from its own structure and culture, or from a clash with an American administration determined to go its own way in defiance of world opinion? nbsp; InThe Best Intentions, New York Times Magazinewriter James Traub traces the intertwined histories of Kofi Annan and the U.N. from 1992 to the present. In Annan he sees a conscientious idealist given too little credit for advancing causes like humanitarian intervention, an honest broker crushed between American conservatives and Third World opponents. But he also describes a U.N. careerist, a bureaucrat who has absorbed the institutional culture and can not, in the end, escape its limitations.
List price: $30.00
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.18" tall
JAMES TRAUBis a contributing writer forThe New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.
|A Greater Magna Carta...|
|A Gold Coast Man|
|Peace, Not Justice|
|The American Candidate|
|Kofi in the Lion's Den|
|Bosnia Never Again|
|The Exquisite Ironies of Benevolent Colonialism|
|Romancing Cousin Jesse|
|Who's Going to Run Afghanistan?|
|Saddam's Pyrrhic Victory|
|"What Did They Die For?"|
|The Security Council Fiddles While Darfur Burns|
|The Gentle King and His Court|
|Two Cheers-If That-for Diplomacy|
|Oil-for-Food: The Witch Hunt|
|Kofi Briefly Rescued by Disaster|
|Nice Guys Get Crushed|
|"They're Laughing at Us in Khartoum"|
|Oil-for-Food: The Nightmare|
|The Black Hole of Kinshasa|
|America's Interest in UN Reform Is...What, Exactly?|
|John Bolton's Nuclear Strategy|
|A Note on Sources|