As the manager human rights reliable of the Clinton management, John Shattuck confronted far-flung demanding situations. mess ups have been exploding simultaneously--genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia, homicide and atrocities in Haiti, repression in China, brutal ethnic wars, and failed states in different elements of the area. yet the United States was once mired in conflicting priorities and was once reluctant to behave. What have been Shattuck and his allies to do?

This is the tale in their fight contained in the U.S. govt over how one can reply. Shattuck tells what used to be attempted and what used to be discovered as he and different human rights hawks labored to alter the Clinton Administration's human rights coverage from disengagement to saving lives and bringing warfare criminals to justice. He files his frustrations and disappointments, in addition to the successes completed in relocating human rights to the guts of U.S. overseas coverage.

Shattuck used to be on the center of the motion. He was once the 1st legitimate to interview the survivors of Srebrenica. He faced Milosevic in Belgrade. He used to be a key participant in bringing the leaders of genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda to justice. He driven from the interior for an American reaction to the situation of the Haitian boat humans. He pressed for the discharge of political prisoners in China. His ebook is either an insider's account and a close prescription for combating such wars within the future.

Shattuck criticizes the Bush Administration's strategy, which he says undermines human rights at domestic and worldwide. He argues that human rights wars are breeding grounds for terrorism. Freedom on Fire describes the moving demanding situations of worldwide management in an international of explosive hatreds and deepening inequalities.

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