U.S. Black Leaders Confront Mugabe

Policemen's Feet on Demonstrators' Heads

At the end of his widely lauded book, Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe and the Tragedy of Zimbabwe (Public Affairs), Martin Meredith writes that Mugabe's "sole purpose has become to hold on to power. Whatever the cost, his regime was dedicated towards that end. Violence had paid off in the past; he expected it to secure the future."

The future will become much bloodier. As The Economist (June 7) foresees, "Larger [demonstrations] may follow. As people get hungrier, they may feel that they have nothing to lose by confronting the regime."

Will any of the corpses be shown on American television?

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