Have you ever known someone for many years who you thought was your friend but who suddenly began acting like they didn’t know you anymore · who just started conforming and going along with someone who he/she thought was better than you · who started bullying you and making you feel like you did something wrong over the tiniest mistakes, but was completely fine when the new person committed the same thing or much worse?
That’s the everyday equivalent of being a servant of power. Intellectuals just do it on a broader level and with the institutions that determine the use of weaponry.
Power’s willingness to exploit the Rwandan genocide in order to justify Western intervention has garnered her countless awards and career advancements.
Not only did she ignore the genocides the US contributed to in her ‘Pulitzer prize’-winning book, she downplayed the United States’ role in Rwanda itself and made the US look like an innocent bystander with no role in the atrocities whatsoever.