"A Problem From Hell:" America and the Age of Genocide Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Samantha Power
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Essay Topic 1

Powers' argument in the book is that the United States has had information about all of the twentieth-century genocides and has done little to prevent or stop them. Using the text for support, compare and contrast the United States' reaction to each of the genocides in the book and then analyze whether or not Powers' argument is valid.

Essay Topic 2

When World War I ended, Britain, France, and Russia wanted to hold officials in Germany, Austria, and Turkey responsible for violations of law and crimes of humanity. For Turkey, this action would have tried their officials for the atrocities committed upon the Armenians. Explain and demonstrate, backing your arguments from the text, why the United States refused to go along with the rest of the Allies' desires.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze, explain, and demonstrate, supporting your arguments from the text, how, in each of the cases of...

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