Cover of the Day: Foreign Policy

Cover of the Day: Foreign Policy coverofthedayicon-thumb-55x78-19105-thumb-53x75-19107-thumb-50x70-19108-1.jpgWelcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

Foreign Policy January/February 2014

Creative Director: Lindsay Ballant
Executive Editor: J. Peter Scoblic
Lettering: Lisa Larson-Walker
Deputy Art Director: Ed Johnson

Lindsay Ballant gives us some insight into this cover:
 Our cover story for this issue, "Our Man in Africa" is an epic piece about Hissène Habré, the former rebel leader turned president/dictator of Chad in the 1980's, who is now facing charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court. The piece takes a critical view of US involvement with Habré's army, as Reagan backed Habré's fight against Qaddafi's army providing weapons and cash, while Habré kept his own secret prisons of horrendous abuse and torture.   Hence the decision to use a contact sheet of Habré's official visit to the White House, with the "Our Man in Africa" cover line. 
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