Easterly: Did “Save Darfur” Lose Darfur?
I have long been a fan of Mahmood Mamdani. His new book Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror is very critical of the Western approach to Darfur. In brief, he accuses advocacy campaigns like Save Darfur of making the achievement of peace in Darfur more difficult by portraying the conflict simplistically between “bad Arabs” and “good Africans,” and by advocating foreign military intervention.
Rumor has it that Easterly offered to let the Save Darfur Coalition respond. Let’s see if they take the opportunity…or continue to stay silent in the face of mounting criticism.