Perry Anderson: The Inglorious Career of Kofi Annan, 10 May 2007
Show More The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power by James Traub.
Bloomsbury, 442 pp., £20, November 2006, 0 7475 8087 1Show More
Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War by Stanley Meisler.
Wiley, 384 pp., £19.99, January 2007, 978 0 471 78744 0Show More
“... predictably enough, it has been with the United Nations. Readers approaching James Traub’s and Stanley Meisler’s books thus have reason to expect the worst. In some ways the expectation is amply fulfilled, but in others the two books – each by a journalist – cast more light on the UN than is normally allowed to fall on it. The purpose of both is ...”