Expert Opinion- This political cartoon by Bernard Partridge shows King Leopold comparing notes with the sultan of Turkey, who was condemned for massacres of Armenians.


  1. According to the artist’s caption, what did Leopold view the Congo as?
  2. Re-write the dialogue in modern American English.
  3. Did the artist think that Leopold would have to face the consequences of his actions?
  4. What might the artist’s goal have been in drawing this cartoon?
  5. Do you think that atrocities on this scale would make headlines today in the US? Why or why not?
  6. Should leaders who create the conditions that could lead to atrocities, but do not actually commit any atrocities with their own hands, be held accountable? If so, how and by whom?