Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild is the author of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Central Africa.

‘For the sake of a single verse,’ the famous passage from Rilke runs,

one must see many cities, men and things . . . One must be able to think back to roads in unknown regions, to unexpected meetings and to partings . . . And still it is not yet enough to have memories . . . Not till they have turned to blood within us, to glance and gesture,...

Into the Net: Records of the Spanish Civil War

Neal Ascherson, 15 December 2016

Eighty years​ have gone by. But there’s still no agreement on how the Spanish Civil War should be remembered. Nor should there be. The real tribute to the force of that human firestorm is...

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Arch-Appropriator: King Leopold II

Dan Jacobson, 1 April 1999

Leopold II is best known as the founder and owner of the ill-famed Congo Free State. To most English-speaking readers his name evokes ‘Red Rubber’ and a world of plunder and...

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