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The Brutal Dictatorship of Kwame Nkrumah II

Comment: That is without question

2015-02-04 21:18:31
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Not Takoradi Harbor

The trouble is how you present such failings on the part of the Nkrumah government in a factual, balanced way without trying to discredit of person and entire body of work. Don't you think a sound intellectual analysis including the underlying antecedents and the flaws on either side of the divide leading to some of these aberrations would be a better way of establishing good dialogue on these matters?

The trouble with the author in question is that he is one of the most intolerant people you come across even on this medium, yet he is selective in his reference to history and how he tries to paint the picture. I believe in the general principle that cause and effect, exposure and outcome or action and reaction are real and constant aspects of our human existence, not just in science, and that if we truly want to move forward (which incidentally the author in question seems reluctant to do by his own admission), then we need to study all sides of the coin very carefully, critically and fairly.

I believe this is what Berko is trying to get across and I support him wholeheartedly. It has nothing to do with those who support or defend Nkrumah merely for the sake of it. True intellectuals should never do that. I certainly don't.

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02-04 01:07
That is without question
02-04 21:18