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Why humanitarian wars can go so wrong

Date: April 8, 2011
Author: Prof. Gary J. Bass Ph.D.
QUOTE: The big democracies usually stand idly by during the worst atrocities, including the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda… Western democratic leaders have powerful political incentives to do humanitarianism on the cheap… These governments were more worried about the safety of their own soldiers than about protecting Bosnian civilians.

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