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Review: Life and Death in the Congo: Understanding a Nation's Collapse

Reviewed Work: In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo by Michela Wrong
Review by: Thomas M. Callaghy
Foreign Affairs
Vol. 80, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 2001), pp. 143-149
DOI: 10.2307/20050257
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20050257
Page Count: 7
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Abstract

In her new book, Michela Wrong expertly describes the bloodthirsty reign of Zaire's Mobutu and condemns his collaborators in the West. The author may misapportion some of the blame for Congo's destruction, but there is plenty of guilt to go around.

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