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Monday, January 17, 2011

Patrice Lumumba

(image by Riccardo Vecchio)

A slight, goateed man with black, half-framed glasses, 35 years old, the first democratically chosen leader of that vast African country, nearly as large as the United States east of the Mississippi. This was Patrice Lumumba. I remember the newspapers fifty years ago. Time has passed, and I met with his name again, as I was reading The Soccer War, an extraordinary book written by Ryszard Kapuscinski.

Fifty years passed since Patrice Lumumba was assassinated. You should read this op-ed in today's NY Times:

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