Human rights

Thoughts on human rights

This article fleshes out some of the ideas in the introduction and would be a good one to read after that.

The Rwandan massacres

The massacres in Rwanda were an event that touched me deeply, and taught me much about the world.  Here are a couple of good summary articles about why the west should also learn from them.
The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause
Eric Hoffer

Command and control

Eric Schlosser

Part of my attraction to this book is that I enjoyed his previous bestseller Fast Food Nation so much.