Cited as one of the "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century", Power gets the nod for her contributions to the foreign policy debate and her work getting mass atrocities and the human face of foreign policy choices embedded into the public consciousness. Power takes her place on the list among innovators and intellectuals from Senator Obama to Bill and Melinda Gates.
Accompanying this feature in Esquire is the artistic interpretation of the work of the honorees by mixed-media artist Lincoln Schatz. Samantha's profile with John Prendergast (of the ENOUGH Project) can be found here.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Power's review of Gary Bass's Freedom battle appears on Slate this week. Assessing double-edged sword of "humanitarian intervention", Power outlines the hypocrisy of states who commit human rights abuses, and then turn a critical eye to countries who have committed similar - or even lesser - sins, calling for intervention. She concludes that Bass's work is a comprehensive historical look at the positive and negative applications of humanitarian intervention, and muses on the path that must be forged between "blinding zeal and paralyzing perfectionism" for future applications of intervention.