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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Power, Jonathan, 1941-
Like water on stone.
Boston, Mass. : Northeastern University Press, ©2001
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jonathan Power; Amnesty International.
|Description:||xvii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
Prologue: The wheel turns in Nigeria --
1. Guatemala --
'only political killings' --
2. Bokassa, the dead children and the lessons unlearnt --
3. The Pinochet case --
4. Amnesty's forty years --
5. Northern Ireland --
Britain's dirty war --
6. Amnesty's black mark --
the Baader-Meinhof Gang --
7. Amnesty's success stories --
8. China --
from better to worse? --
9. The USA --
land of the free? --
10. Conclusion --
the world is a better place.
"Forty years on, Amnesty continues to question orthodoxies - even liberal ones. It has also radically reassessed its objectives. The struggle to free political prisoners goes on, but Amnesty also recognizes the need to fight for human rights in whatever form they are denied or abused. Its successes are often no more dramatic than the constant dripping of water on stone. But as Jonathan Power asserts, 'Amnesty may not yet have changed the world, but it has not left it as it found it either'."--Cover.