Markan Kimathi

Slick but Flawed

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Review of "The Last King Of Scotland", Director: Kevin Macdonald

Though he is rarely mentioned now, it is impossible to exaggerate the British media's racist caricature of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 1970s. Not only was he a hate figure in the mould of Osama bin Laden, but also a laughable cannibal halfwit, with a frequent undercurrent that nothing else could be expected from black rule in Africa.

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