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David Rieff

Writer, political analyst (USA)

David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author. During the 1990s, he covered conflicts in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Liberia), the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), and Central Asia. Rieff has written extensively about Iraq, and, more recently, about Latin America. He is the author of eight books, including “Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West” and “A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis”. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais, The New Republic, World Affairs, Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and other publications. His book “The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st century” was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2015. Rieff’s latest book “In Praise of Forgetting: the Irony of Historical Memory” was published in April 2016 by Yale University Press.