Sunday, January 22, 2006

Stolen Childhoods

Christopher Hitchens has a haunting piece for Vanity Fair on Uganda's "night commuters" -- children moving from village to town underneath darkness for fear of being impressed into the nightmarish world of the Lord's Resistance Army. As is the norm today, this social phenomena is another outgrowth of the interplay between religious fanaticism and self-interest embodied in the LRA's miscreant leader Joseph Kony.

This is a great piece of work that demands to be read.