The constitutionalism deception

It is important to note that some Zimbabwean leaders have a stake in ensuring the continuation of the suffering of our poor masses, especially the peasant and the unemployed youths. We must be a...

Reason and the vampires

The whole concept of democracy and civil libertarianism largely emanates from the celebrated works of Enlightenment thinkers of the eighteenth century. Through the colonial legacy, Africa has been...

Civil, economic libertarianism

When you are an anti-imperialist and you are in the habit of attacking imperialism’s economic libertarianism it is quite easy to find allies among Western leftists and it could even be achievable ...

Corruption of democracy

The politics of Africa have shifted from the liberation and empowerment ethos of the black power movement era and from that of the anti-colonialism legacy. Today’s young African political activi...

Equal concern: Remedying injustice

Author of "Sovereign Virtue," Ronald Dworkin wrote, "Equal concern is the sovereign virtue of political community: without it government is only tyranny." This writer wrote about the Zimbabwean revol...

Who is the true revolutionary?

This writer was a mere 13-year-old on the eve of Zimbabwe's national independence in April 1980. Then there was an enigmatic political atmosphere pitting the overrated and defeated camp of capitalist...

Nuclear threat or propaganda war?

President Obama has frequently threatened Iran with "consequences" for its alleged nuclear ambitions. In his first ever State of the Union address, Obama said, "As Iran's leaders continue to ignor...

Politics and violence

In a December 13, 2006 feature article on Politics and Violence, Elizabeth Frazer of Oxford University and Kimberly Hutchings of the London School of Economics compared and contrasted the political t...

Violence: You can’t talk it away

The peroration by the leadership of Zimbabwe's three main political parties over the issue of political violence in general, in particular the insanity that rocked Chitungwiza during the first wee...

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Arab Spring: Stolen revolution

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After Israel and its Western backers defeated Arab nationalism in 1967, a solicitous Nizar Qabbani emotionally called for the rekindling of the Arab fightin...

Civilisation only skin deep

We saw insolent celebrations by many young American liberals who saw it as absolutely normal to hysterically yell injudiciously in praise of the assassination of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. Th...