Adam Hochschild teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

When King Leopold of Belgium wanted to give his country a foreign empire he seized on the Congo region of Africa. What ensued was decades of hideous oppression and barbaric torture for the native population. Millions of people died. The world ignored the carnage. Adam Hochschild – author of King Leopold's Ghost – describes an outrage that left still visible scars on an entire people.