Saturday, July 18, 2020


John Lewis, Congressman from Georgia, civil rights icon died. He was as strong in his convictions as he remained courteous during all the ordeals he lived through.

He was a man of rare class in times that often feel as if mutual respect risks extinction.

He was important not only to Americans but to all who are sickened by the wave of racist brutality which has become the poisonous daily supplement. Even in death, the usual Republicans, Trump or Marco Rubio, found in them to offend his memory by mistaken identity or a bland salute from the golf course. Speaking of taste...

Even Belgium could pay tribute, by finally honoring Roger Casement and Edmund Dene Morel, who uncovered the other face of the Congo narrative. Justice is less served by tearing down statues than by setting the record straight.

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