The wrong use of human rights
Human Rights Watch’s Charu Lata Hogg’s latest
claims of “thorough and contemporary reporting” to describe her
report on Sri Lanka, is a disrespectful attempt to mislead the
member states of the United Nations, whom she hopes to convince by
repeatedly including unsubstantiated allegations and wild assertions
as serious reporting.
Rhymes of the ancient narrator
On a late-summer weekend in Paris, Michael
Ondaatje is speaking intently about inner demons. Since lives are
“dangerous and brief”, he says, “any writer is using art to protect
themselves - to give order to what seems chaotic. You shape your
demons if you can”.