(United States, 1952) US political analyst, journalist and cultural critic, Rieff graduated in History from Princeton University (1978). A regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, his articles have been published in different magazines and newspapers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain and Germany.
He has published a number of books on humanitarianism, international conflicts and immigration, including: Going to Miami (1987), Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World (1991), The Exile (1993), Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West (1995), A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis (2003) and In Praise of Forgetting (2012). In Swimming in a Sea of Death (2008) he deals with the loss of his mother, the writer Susan Sontag. His latest book, The Approach of Hunger (Taurus, 2015), analyses the matter of hunger and feeding the world.
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