Thursday, September 09, 2004

Genocide in Sudan

Colin Powell has said that the abuses by the Janjaweed in Sudan are genocide. The Persian article drove home to me exactly what that means. Persian, despite its poetic beauty, has a surprisingly small vocabulary, and so much is built off combining words. That article says Powell called it "race killing." That is obviously what genocide means, but in an age in which the English can sound technical and overused, seeing the Persian adds a special force.


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