The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia

Last year I rented an acclaimed documentary whose trailer had completely sold me, on a topic I’m passionately curious about.  I learned very little from it.  Cannibal Warlords of Liberia changed how I viewed warfare and war makers; the world; the history of the world; the Third World; the First World; and documentary cinema.  It’s …

Protesters & Wonks

Yesterday evening on the streetcar I read this article by Ajay Shah and really identified with the feeling that protests aren’t enough. In a nutshell: “The workings of government are a vast clanking machinery with many moving parts. When you see something going wrong in the outcomes, it isn’t always easy to diagnose the problems …