Friday, March 13, 2009

Economist Roundup

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.

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