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Steve_s
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Post Number: 95
Registered: 04-2004

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Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 02:27 pm:   

Just want to add that Howard French ("A Continent For the Taking") disputes the Phillip Gourevitch analysis of the "reverse genocide" in Rwanda (of the Hutu by the Tutsi) which spilled over into Zaire and led to the overthrow of Mobutu by Kabila. According to French, Clinton administration policy was based on the Gourevitch interpretation. I have not read Gourevitch but he wrote about Rwanda in The New Yorker and is the author of "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families."

Howard French is a senior writer for the NY Times and as I understand it, a former Times bureau chief for West Africa and later Tokyo.

Here are some audio links in case you're interested. The first 2 are short:

Howard French interviewed by Tony Cox on NPR's The Tavis Smiley Show:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1922986

Howard French interviewed by Alex Chadwick on NPR's Day to Day

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1951113

Howard French's lecture at Calvin College (long):

http://www.calvin.edu/january/2005/french.htm

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