Quality of Mercy, The: Cambodia, Holocaust and Modern Conscience

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Publisher
Simon & Schuster
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ISBN
0671440225
Collection
Part of Stetson Kennedy Library
Year
1984
Description

Shawcross shows us how a catastrophe in the Third World evokes response in the developed world and examines the modern conscience toward victims of disaster and persecution.

He draws upon thousands of internal documents and secret archives from those international organizations on which we rely in times of crisis.  He examines UNICEF, the World Food Program, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, OXFAM, and the World Council of Churches--from the points of view both of the huge agencies meeting a crisis and of the men and women who implement their policies.  No one has ever before looked into and reported on how these organization function and fail to function.