Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Fear by Peter Godwin

Marco Werman interviewed Peter Godwin about his new book The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe today.  It’s a riveting conversation about a riveting book. I’ll put the longer unedited version on the history podcast as soon as I get a chance.

Here’s that long version I promised.

Libya and Darfur

I started doing international news in 1998 and one of the first stories I covered was Kosovo.  Five years later, as I watched the news of atrocities unfolding in Darfur, I naively thought that the international community would act swiftly to stop atrocities in Darfur.  But of course it didn’t,  and in December 2004, I wrote a radio story exploring all the reasons Darfur was not like Kosovo.  Now I am again stunned, but by an opposite situation: the speed with which the Obama Administration, European allies, the Arab League, the UN Security Council came together to act on Libya. So today, (acknowledging none of these analogies really works because each case is so so specific and different), I am exploring the reasons why Libya is not like Darfur. Here’s the story.