Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Temporarily speechless

I admit, it may be that I'm somewhat too prone to contemplating the more negative side of humanity, in particular its propensity to wanton cruelty.


But then I read an article like this one, from today's Guardian, on the emerging evidence of the massive scale of rape in Congo's wars over the last decade. The piece's title highlights the numbers, which are horrible enough; however, the real horror lurks in the individual stories, told in paragraphs that I don't even want to repeat.

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