Small steps to international involvement in stopping the genocide in Sudan came today with authorization of the deployment of a 10,000 troop peacekeeping force. (via NYT
According to a former marine captain there in Darfur (in an NPR interview
) this is about half of what truly would be required, but a good start. It's at least a response anyway.
The extant reality of genocide is profoundly considered by Samantha Power in "A Problem from Hell"
reading in this incipient century. Absolutely chilling writing.