Ahistorical Assertions Always About Africa by mattsteinglass
April 13, 2007, 3:36 pm
Filed under: Africa

In an overall pretty decent piece on the Nigerian elections in Slate, June Thomas writes a couple of things that let you know she only spent 12 days in Africa:

When elections are decided by whose turn it is rather than who has the best ideas, it’s hard to be optimistic about democracy.

It is? How about compared to, say, the Biafran civil war? Or Sani Abacha?

Still, it’s hard to imagine that a tiny elite can overrule the objections of 140 million people forever.

Is it? Why?

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