Monday, February 16, 2009

Peter Eichstaedt Speaks

I arrived a bit late for Peter Eichstaedt's book event last night at Magers and Quinn. About twenty people attended. Eichstaedt just published First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army. The LRA ["a cult of child killers"] is led by Joseph Kony, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Kony remains at large, though Ugandan forces are claiming to have him surrounded. Eichstaedt--here's his blog--is a veteran journalist; he has a moderate, humanitarian concern for promoting peace in the area where the LRA has caused tremendous suffering.

During the Q&A, several young people (who I learned are with Child Protection International) seemed incredibly well-informed about the situation over there.
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