Brian Urquhart

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations.

His books include Hammarskjøld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey. He also is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.


Using ends to justify means

EssayTHE FIRST FOUR years of the 21st century have produced enough strange and unsettling developments to haunt a far longer period. They include the September 11 attacks and widespread terrorism by suicide bombing; the descent into savage despair in...

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