Monday, April 7, 2014


I went through a period where I read everything I could get my hands on about Rwanda. Rwanda's genocide, Chile's dirty war, Cambodia's genocide, the rape of Nanking, the water war in Bolivia, and the list goes on - justice versus impunity and post-conflict reconciliation - is challenging and seemingly never-ending but Rwanda has for years been setting new ground. Criticism abounds and there is a lot to be said, but on the eve of the 20th anniversary of their genocide, these Portraits of Reconciliation from the NYTimes Magazine tell an amazing story. And if nothing else, these people astound me in their forgiveness...or if nothing else, ability to keep on living.

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