Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda — From my upcoming film review in The American Conservative:

As America strives to prod Iraq to “democracy,” which President Bush defines as sugar and spice and everything nice (such as protection of minority rights), “Hotel Rwanda” could serve as a timely reminder that long-oppressed peoples, like the Hutus in Rwanda (and perhaps the Shi’ites in Iraq), generally assume the word means … majority rule.

And what the Hutu majority wanted was vengeance on their traditional rulers, the Tutsis…

Rwanda’s true history is more instructive. The medium-height Bantu Hutu farmers...

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Jan 18th 2005
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