David Rieff is a writer and policy analyst. The son of Susan Sontag, he is the author of several books, including A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis
, Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West
, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir
, and, most recently, In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies
. He has also written for The New York Times
, Le Monde
, The Nation
, and several other publications and teaches at the New School for Social Research.