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In a sane society, the newspaper of record would be commenting intelligently and probingly into why Europeans had to spend a billion dollars to put on a show trial for a cannibal, and why Western competitive-compassion fanatics invented the International Court in the first place.
Instead, the New York Times uses Taylor's excesses as an excuse for all of Liberia's dysfunction, which probably wouldn't come as much of a surprise to American president James Monroe and other members of the American Colonization Society. This is one of the Times favorite cover-up methods: blaming African dystopia on "bad government."
Can we hope that one day, the Times might even remotely make reference to the bitter reality of white people forcing their standards on the rest of the humanity in Liberia in particular and Africa in general?
An honest discussion of the Charles Taylor case would provide some essential background to the Liberia question. Instead, the Times gives us "Ex-President of Liberia Aided War Crimes, Court Rules."
You want honest reporting on Liberia? Check this :