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        The Humanities for African leaders
        So, the more I read Shorris' Riches for the Poor the more I'm conviced that the practice politics, in the old Greek sense of the word, has been twisted and twicked beyond recognition. Understandablly, the politics (like other things) should develop to fit modern society... yaddi yaddi yadda. But, the modern way of doing politics especially in Africa is so far away from doing "dialogue publicly" that we have had an 'interesting' version of democracy.

        Politics, which the ancient Greeks defined as public dialogue, is unfortunatelly measured by some sort of wierd election that an African state conducts. "At least there was an election" is what we are reduced to.

        As a solution, teach our leaders the humanties so that they appreciate open 'public dialogue'. What say you?
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