No time this afternoon for comments, but here's the roundup of interesting things at last week's Economist:
Why International Law is futile as a weapon against genocide (my interpretation): Sudan.
Why national interests may sometimes end genocides: Rwanda and Congo.
The ongoing and mostly unnoticed humanitarian disaster in Sri Lanka.
How genocide requires many perpetrators: Iraq.
How nasty colonialism can still be far better than the following rule of liberation movements: Zimbabwe.
Finally, on a lighter note: Why lots of comments at Amazon is a good thing for selling your book, and the future of a world online library. Light, perhaps, but interesting.