Title: The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention
Author: Rajan Menon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (expected pub. Date March 3, 2016)
The introduction says this is a book for anyone interested in international relations, but I disagree. This book is for anyone interested in truly developing real humanitarian principles everywhere in their lives, from their own neighborhood to anywhere across the globe.
Menon neither justifies nor condemns the historical events extensively drawn from, but presents the facts of history as they are in a way that shows how our current view may simply be a rationalization of the acts we take.
It is smart and thoughtful, well researched, and written in warm engaging language. You do not have to be a scholar to benefit from the valuable insights that Menon has shared, and your politics do not matter. This is a worthwhile read for all peoples everywhere.
An advance copy was provided by NetGalley for free in exchange for an honest review.