King Leopold’s Ghost: A Book Rant


“King Leopold’s Ghost, A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa;” by Adam Hochschild; Houghton-Miflin Company; 1998. ISBN 9780618001903. $15. Adam might have titled his book, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, “E.D Morel, One Man’s Heroic Effort to Bring Down A King And Shame Western Society.” Hochschild’s history of colonial Belgian…

>Life Imitates Art: Wishful Thinking


>The Independent Republic of Kosovo was born yesterday, much to the chagrin of the Bosnian Serbs. There is great consternation and rage directed towards the new-found republic and religious homeland for the Bosnian Serb Christians. In fact, so many Bosnian Serbs are outraged at the audacitiy of Muslim Kosovars to declare their independence that they…