The Congo

There is an epidemic of rape occurring in the Congo. Jan Goodwin documented this three years ago for The Nation: Last May, 6-year-old Shashir was playing outside her home near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), when armed militia appeared. The terrified child was carried kicking and screaming into the bush. There,… Continue reading The Congo

Ignatieff’s Bad Judgment

In yesterday’s New York Times magazine, Michael Ignatieff, the professor-turned-politician, almost acknowledges that he made a terrible mistaking in supporting the U.S. invasion into Iraq. Recall that Ignatieff was one of the leading liberal intellectuals who bolstered the Bush administration’s case for war. Along with the liberal journalist Christopher Hitchens, he helped lend a veneer… Continue reading Ignatieff’s Bad Judgment