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10.17.03
Politics and Economy:
Simon Schama and Samantha Power
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Samantha Power and Simon Schama return to NOW to discuss developments in Iraq, America in the eyes of the world, and the fall classic, baseball.



Among the specific issues covered in the interview are:



Samantha Power
Samantha Power

Samantha Power was born in Ireland, grew up in America, became a journalist and war correspondent, and is the author of the acclaimed book: A PROBLEM FROM HELL, exploring why our country did nothing to stop the genocides of the 20th century.

Ms. Power is Lecturer in Public Policy and was Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. From 1993-1996, Power covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT and the ECONOMIST. In 1996 she joined the International Crisis Group (ICG) as a political analyst, helping launch the organization in Bosnia.

Her article on the Rwandan genocide, "Bystanders to Genocide" appeared in the September 2001 issue of the ATLANTIC MONTHLY. She is the editor, with Graham Allison, of REALIZING HUMAN RIGHTS (2000).

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Simon Schama
Simon Schama

Simon Schama is one of the most widely read historians of our time, a global best seller, and a noted art and literary critic. Among those best sellers are his two volumes on the HISTORY OF BRITAIN — his native land. The third volume will be published in December of 2002.

He is also the writer and narrator of many highly-regarded TV films, on topics including Western art, Rembrandt, landscape, and a fifteen-part series on the history of Britain.

From 1995-'98, he was art critic and cultural essayist for THE NEW YORKER magazine. Simon Schama is University Professor of history and art history at Columbia University.

Books by Simon Schama

  • CITIZENS: A CHRONICLE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
  • DEAD CERTAINTIES
  • THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES: AN INTERPRETATION OF DUTCH CULTURE IN THE GOLDEN AGE
  • A HISTORY OF BRITAIN : AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D
  • A HISTORY OF BRITAIN, VOLUME II: THE WARS OF THE BRITISH 1603-1776
  • A HISTORY OF BRITAIN: THE FATE OF EMPIRE 1776-2002
  • PATRIOTS AND LIBERATORS, winner of the Wolfson Prize for History.
  • REMBRANDT'S EYES

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