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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
Vol. 80, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 2001), pp. 143-149
Published by: Council on Foreign Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20050257
Page Count: 7
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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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