Beloved Country

Beinart, Peter
April 2002
New Republic;4/1/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 12/13, p6
Argues that the decision of African leaders to bless Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's stolen election demolishes the pretense the Africans governments view liberal democracy as the continent's ultimate aspiration. Results of surveys of major problems in Zimbabwe; Threat posed by the Movement for Democratic Change to Mugabe; Claim that African leaders have grown adept at pledging their support for democracy when they think it will win them Western aid.


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