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J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee on his new book, "Mrs. Queen's Chump," about British atrocities during the suppression of the Mau Mau in Kenya.
Marie Rose Habyarimana, the daughter of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana. The assassination of Habyarimana was a trigger for the events of 1994 in Rwanda.
Stephen Gowans on the latest escalation in the Korea crisis, and the Wall Street Journal's interesting report.
"Mrs. Queen's Chump: Idi Amin, the Mau Mau, Communists
and Other Silly Follies of the British Empire"
by J. J. Hespeler-Boultbee
Mrs. Queen’s Chump is the military memoir of a young man who, naively acquiescing to a period of “adventure” after leaving boarding school, soon found himself enmeshed in the agonies of subjugated peoples caught in the turmoil of a collapsing British Empire and demanding restoration of their dignity and rightful human freedoms. Left to deal as best he could with his own transition from boy to man – somewhat before PTSD became a recognizable quantity – he realized as a born Canadian citizen he might easily have avoided service in Britain’s army – but he had committed himself, so entered with his eyes open and became a keen observer.
Interview with J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee, Marie Rose Habyarimana, Stephen Gowans
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