Forgiveness in Wartorn African Nations

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Eric Strauss, director of the new documentary "The Redemption of General Butt Naked," and Colin Waugh, author of Charles Taylor and Liberia: Ambition & Atrocity in Africa's Lone Star State, talk about Charles Taylor, Joseph Kony, Joshua Milton Blahyi, and efforts for reconciliation and forgiveness in African nations ridden by violence.


Eric Strauss and Colin Waugh
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Comments [4]

Dulcie Leimbach

Charles Taylor was troubled from the start. Read a review of Colin Waugh's book about him:

Apr. 25 2012 02:38 PM
Janine from NYC

Someone who's responsible for a genocide must be brought to trial. If everyone is forgiven, there are no consequences for future criminal acts.

Mar. 21 2012 10:58 AM
JK from Bklyn

I saw this movie and think sincerity matters. He seemed like a sociopath very much aware this was the best way to escape justice. Reconciliation is possible only if sincere, but not here.

Mar. 21 2012 10:58 AM
Ed from Larchmont

There is such a thing as genuine conversion. On the other hand, too many people were involved in this, you can't punish them all, you have to reconcile and move on.

Mar. 21 2012 10:55 AM

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