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The Ragged Human Edges of Conflict – “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters”, Jason Stearns

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Africa, Congo, Journalism, War

The Congo war had no one cause, no clear conceptual essence that can be easily distilled in a couple of paragraphs. Like an ancient Greek epic, it is a mess of different narrative strands—some heroic, some venal, all combined in a narrative that is not straightforward but layered, shifting, and incomplete. It is not a war of great mechanical precision but of ragged human edges.

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