King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
In "King Leopold's Ghost," journalist Adam Hochschild chronicles the depredations of Belgian rule of the Congo (today's Zaire) between the 1880s and 1909, when Leopold, the king of Belgium, died. During this period, 5 million to 10 million people were killed, or died of starvation, disease and being worked to death.
The $10,000 Hoop
Americans don't agree on much. We fight about social spending, health care, sex, the military, parenting, religion, sex, the size of the federal government, taxes, sex, but there is one thing we seem to agree on: Education is a good thing, and more education is a better thing.