Our guest is David Rieff, a famous intellectual and war correspondent. He is the author of many books, including Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West; A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis; At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention; In Praise of Forgetting: The Ironies of Historical Memory, and numerous others.
He is also the editor of the journals and notebooks of his mother, Susan Sontag, published after her death. He is currently living between New York and Argentina, but regularly visits Ukraine.
The host is Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and chief editor of UkraineWorld.
Here are David Rieff's key-points of this conversation:
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