• And yet the world we live in-its divisions and conflicts, its widening gap between rich and poor, its seemingly inexplicable outbursts of violence-is shaped far less by what we celebrate and mythologize than by the painful events we try to forget. Leopold's Congo is but one of those silences of history.

    Adam Hochschild (2011). “King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa”, p.356, Pan Macmillan