Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Heart of Darkness?

I spent Sunday morning being angry about this article in The Walrus (oh favouritest of magazines). And here are some related factoids from Scientific American.

This is one of those articles which picks up on a suspicion I have always had (Africa is, some how, still getting screwed) and which I know is backed up by the work of others (see Ikechi Mgbeoji) and elucidates all the facts I need to turn from irritation to white-hot anti-imperialist rage.

The only major deficit to Caplan's article is that he offers me no pathway to helping the situation, nowhere for me to direct my energy or channel my disgust. I'm left all alone with my existential crisis.

Dammit. Now I have to graduate.

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