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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

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Of Darfur crisis by Mahmood Mamdani

Warm thanks to Owukori for pointing to How can we name the Darfur crisis? by Mahmood Mamdani.

Owukori says Mahmood Mamdani's explanation and analysis of the Darfur crisis is excellent and one of the best pieces she has read. I agree, it's the best piece I have read too.

I'd like to read the report again and write more commentary on it here but am unable to right now and want to get this posted up here without further delay.

Note, Jim Moore has deleted the words "non-partisan" from the title banner of Passion of the Present and so I feel if I, as a co-author, publish a post at the Passion that points to Mahmood's report, I'd be interrupting something. (The war drums are beating over at Harvard and Jim is going ballistic in Boston. America's presidential election is just a few weeks away. Senator John Kerry's supporters are leaving no stone unturned looking for and providing ways to make him say things that might appeal to voters. Senator Kerry is Governor of Mass., and married to Heinz ketchup heiress. Harvard is in Boston, Mass. Join up the dots - and read Second Superpower campaigns for Kerry.)

At Sudan Watch I've posted a copy in full of Mahmood Mamdani's piece. It reflects my view on the Darfur crisis - I completely agree with the report's proposed "solution" and "what we should do" - and love the line that says "we should organize in support of a culture of peace, of a rule of law and of a system of political accountability".

Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Director, Institute of African Studies, at University of Columbia, New York.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 10/20/2004
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