Shake hands with the devil
I just finished Romeo Dallaire’s account of the Rwandan genocide. Like many others I have been deeply impacted the book. This is the only book I’ve read that put me in some form of shock as I read it. It was like I couldn’t process what I was reading and now that I am finished it is slowly sinking in. The only time I felt remotely like this is when I studied the effects of colonization in Canada. We all like to think we are the good guys. It is profoundly disturbing when you realize that your country could have done so much more but didn’t.
This book has shaken my faith in the moral integrity of the western world.
I am eagerly anticipating the movie Hotel Rwanda.