Reviews the "coming of age" of Democracy Now from their book, The Exceptions to the Rulers. Examines how one person’s journalist- with-integrity is another person’s hostile crank. Discusses Christian Parenti’s response, called "Free the Truth," to Kevin Bales, founder of Free the Slaves, who claimed that child slavery in cocoa has been eradicated.
Reads the poems "Seesaws" by Samuel Hazo and "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver to the music of Trilok Gurtu. Reviews a new book by Tracy Kidder called Strength in What Remains. Asks whether the international development aid that antagonized the Hutu-Tutsi relationship was "unwitting." Consults Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies for advice on life after FRSC.
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