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I was reading more and a greater variety of books over the winter
and early spring. One of the books was "King leopold's Ghost" a
history/interpretation by Adam Hochschild. The history covers a
period from about 1880 through 1920 or so. While different folks
have different interpretations about the time, the people involved
and how they can or should be judged, there are some interesting
perspectives raised about the different groups involved in race
relations, colonization, and treatment of indigenous populations at
the time. Some of the discussions seem quite "current" and in many
ways related to how people think of issues.

Of course, there are few real comparisons about how the world has
developed since the Second World War - and how much change - for all
appearances for the better - has occurred since the fall of the Soviet
state. But world-wide events are different from what a given family
might see in any given city in any part of the world.

Howie52
Everything old is new again - but a devilish amount different as well.

Progress marches on - with an occasional foray off to the side, backwards a
leap or two and a curly kind of step forward round the trees and very near
a cliff but just missing the great pit filled with vipers covered by straw.
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