King Leopold’s Soliloquy is a short, 95 pages, pamphlet written by Mark Twain. It is another read that was suggested by a dear friend who felt that the history of the Congo isn’t really magnified. The massive disturbance that Leopold created was solely for financial gain on the presence of rubber. It is a work of political satire, normally with Leopold trying to defend his actions. “I had no choice!” He would often say in response to the media outbursts and “traders.”

It truly is a hard piece to swallow. But the most important thing is to get through the entire 95 pages because it also points fingers at prominent companies that supported the murderous reign.

 

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