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In his reviewBrian Urquhart notes, for example: If it is necessary to call on the devil to save the country, I will do it without hesitation, confident that with the total support of the Soviets, I will, in spite of everything, emerge victorious. But apparently not to De Witte.

He doesn't even bother glossing over all of Lumumba's rash pronouncements, he just ignores them.

The Assassination of Lumumba - Ludo De Witte

Lumumba himself is largely beyond criticism to De Witte. De Witte gets almost elegiac l assassinat de lumumba describing the man -- and the leader. He is awed by Lumumba's powerful speech at the independence ceremony -- where, for example, Lumumba promises to "review all previous laws, and make new ones which will be just and noble".

Not wanting to be cynical, but the proof of the proverbial pudding is in action, not words.

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Lumumba never really had much of a chance, but he also bears some responsibility for his failure. His words weren't enough -- and he did not act in a way that would have allowed him to implement policies that would have bettered his country and the life of its people. Indeed, he left no legacy of constructive accomplishment.

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Rhetoric is mere rhetoric, but actions are what counts, and Lumumba's actions and his often unclear stand won him a lot of enemies. Certainly, the Belgians were essentially l assassinat de lumumba corrupt, merely wanting to maintain the status quo.

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De Witte also makes much of Lumumba as a unifying, nationalist figure.

Why this is a good thing remains unexplained: Secessionists popped up immediately. The grand prize was always the incredibly wealthy province of Katanga, and Lumumba naturally was against the independence movement there, but l assassinat de lumumba areas pulled away from central control as well though these were also more readily reigned in.

Le département d’État reconnaît son implication dans le renversement de Patrice Lumumba

In her book, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz see our reviewMichela Wrong in fact says that Mobuto's only success as ruler over the country was in finally forging a national identity. Lumumba also may have been working towards this, but he was much less successful. And note that, ultimately, Mobuto l assassinat de lumumba failed: