Herb Hirsch


For many who have spent most of their academic careers studying genocide, Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers (the Albright-Cohen Report) will be seen as a huge disappointment.1 Yes, perhaps it draws some minimal attention to the issue of genocide, but it is so hampered by its numerous flaws, and it appears at such an inopportune moment—with attention focused on what are, for the moment, more pressing issues—that it will likely have little, if any, impact.