Susie Linfield

directs the Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program at New York University, where she is an associate professer of journalism. Her book The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence (University of Chicago Press) will be


Humanitarian activists’ refusal of politics, combined with their willingness to identify with politics, elicits doubt and even scorn from human-rights critics. Susie Linfield evaluates the controversial debate on the future of humanitarianism.

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