Sauvons le Darfour
David Peterson on Wed, 2007-04-18 21:44.
SK: Another great find: "The Politics of Naming: Darfur and Iraq," Mordecai Briemberg's interview with Mahmood Mamdani over the Redeye - Vancouver Co-op radio channel.
Invaluable material. Surpasses by light-years the kind of crap we find in the weblinks I provided above. Thanks for sharing it. As always.
For those of you who do listen to the complete 24-minute interview, and can actually hear it (not a trivial caveat, it goes without saying), don't miss what Mamdani says around the 19:30 mark, where he talks about so many of the emotional tourists who have been "taken for a ride" on this "Crisis in Darfur" bandwagon. As well as the point he makes around the 22-minute mark, where he says (to paraphrase it closely): The best way to end genocide is not more war, but to bring the war to an end.
Mamdani's comments near the very end, on the actual, war-fomenting U.S. intervention in Rwanda back in 1994, also are invaluable.
(I refer everyone with an interest in this topic back to "The Politics of Naming," also by Mahmood Mamdani, London Review of Books, March 8.)
And as for "President Bush Visits the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" (White House Office of the Press Secretary, April 18, 2007) -- I can hardly wait to read all about it in Thursday morning's New York Times.