The American Interest
Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Peace in the Congo? Why The World Should Care

The eastern Congo and the African Great Lakes are remote places, and many people might wonder why Americans or the world at large should care much about what goes on there. The short answer is that the people who live there are made in God’s image as much as anybody else and they are infinitely dear to him, and to remain indifferent to the suffering of people there is to fail in our clear duty to our Creator and to some degree to betray our own humanity. But beyond that basic moral point, there are a couple of political lessons that should be of practical interest to the rest of the world.

Published on December 15, 2013 11:16 am