Against a Tide of Evil: How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-First Century

Against a Tide of Evil How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty First Century In this no holds barred account the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated the final solution

  • Title: Against a Tide of Evil: How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-First Century
  • Author: Mukesh Kapila Damien Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781780576329
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this no holds barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated the final solution in Darfur.A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in March 2003 hIn this no holds barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated the final solution in Darfur.A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in March 2003 having made a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass killers, they would never triumph on his watch.Against a Tide of Evil is a strident and passionate cri de coeur It is the deeply personal account of one man driven to extreme action by the unwillingness of those in power to stop mass murder It explores what empowers a man like Mukesh Kapila to stand up and be counted, and to act alone in the face of global indifference and venality.Kapila s story reads like a knife edge international thriller as he risks all to use the powers at his disposal to bring to justice those responsible for the first mass murder of the twenty first century the Darfur genocide.

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  • This memoir of Kapila's time as head of the UN in Sudan is brutal and tragic. It's also suspenseful and I stayed up late for several nights reading to see what would happen next. If you want to learn what happened in Darfur through the story of one man's involvement in the horrible mess, you'll enjoy this book. I was left, though, still wondering why it all happened. From this account, it seems the government in Khartoum decided to kill thousands of people and drive them from their homes simply [...]


  • Mukesh is a truly extraordinary man, and this is a truly extraordinary book. It demands a truly extraordinary response, not just in Darfur and Nuba, but wherever rights are curtailed, people are exploited, and the violent reign. An extraordinary response from those who have the power to bring these abuses to an end. May they also read his words.Yet I have mixed feelings, for this is a deeply disturbing yet also an intensely annoying read. So let's get the annoying out of the way. First, the sens [...]


  • This is a very important book for everyone who is interested in (working in) conflict resolution. It gives good insight into the conflict in Darfur and particularly Kapila's dialogues with rebel leaders and victims were fascinating as these provide unique (and sometimes shocking) perspectives that otherwise most of us will never have learned of. As a reader, Kapila takes you by the hand as he openly shares his doubts and considerations against the background of his strong moral, humanitarian con [...]


  • As a humanitarian UN worker currently working with Darfur refugees on the Chadian border, I sometimes wonder what could have been avoided to bring the more than 300,000 Darfuri refugees to be living so close (physically), yet so far (political solution to the crisis) to their homeland. This book brings part of the answers.I have read most of the reviews and will avoid repeating what has been said about the Darfur story itself. I tend to agree with the commentators that have written that the anal [...]


  • I bought this book after I sat through the humanitarian panel discussion at Dubai Lit Festival 2015. Not many people advocate that "if those in leadership positions know that they will be accountable for the bad decisions they make - or no decisions- they will think ten times before they do." Who will make them accountable? "It's the masses. You and me" he said. Kapila is very critical of the system, the UN/western governments, and its people, who worry more about their job contracts being renew [...]


  • An honest memoirs in which he also criticized himself but has no doubt about his act of whistleblowing. The UN was supposed to be neutral and apolitical and to his bosses it seemed a peace keeping force would never be let in to Darfur. In the short term in 2004 he achieved his objective in forcing the UN to act. In the medium term we now see that the Government of Sudan is waging war on Nuba mountains and Darfur, Sudan has recently in 2014 expelled the UN and managed to avoid its leaders being t [...]


  • A book you cannot stop reading to its end. An incentive to make the decision to raise one's voice, to take action and refuse to just be a bystander, to be one of those "good men" who refuses to do something about correcting a horrible wrong. It is a very personal account of humility, realizing what his calling truly is, and not letting go nor letting himself be bought out. A Humanitarian in its full extent of the word. An admirable individual worthy of my deepest admiration.


  • Subiectul este destul de clar, nu?M-a enervat foarte tare autorul. Aproape ca m-a facut sa il dispretuiesc.Dupa ce constata ca are loc un genocid, dupa ce constata ca nimeni nu intentioneaza sa faca nimic el scrie rapoarte. Abia spre finalul cartii ii trece prin bostan sa ii dea dracului pe toti si sa arunce bomba direct in presa.Si se mai si lauda ca are experienta si ca il macina regretele din cauza Rwandei. Un prost.


  • “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -That's all I have to say .


  • The horrors of Rwanda are repeated in Darfur in spite of what we had learned. One man, Mukesh Kapila, a representative of the UN, realizes what is happening and tries to save Darfur from genocide. He is thwarted at every juncture by the Sudan government AND the UN itself. Terrible atrocities are described in detail, but few seem to care. Makes you wonder if the UN is still necessary.


  • Gosh I was totally moved to see how a country that hasn't got much to offer can be so ignored, sad and shocked. Bless those people


  • Instructive, angry and heart-rending. We all need to face up to the realities of ignoring genocide. Not on my watch.


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