I just finished reading “King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild. For those of you who have read Joseph Conrad’s fictional story of the Congo “Heart of Darkness”, it cannot possibly compare to the realities of Leopold’s genius. A genius so undeniable that simply being in the same room with him was unsettling for some of the most brilliant men of the day.
I’ve got a paper to write on this man. I’ll post a copy to my website when it’s finished some time next week.
If you haven’t read this book, I suggest you do so. The facts are startling, chilling and in a strange way… eerily admirable.