Modernization-Not Such a Bad Thing
This offers an essay by a promoter of free markets in Africa that argues that complaints about Africas colonial burdens should not get in the way of appreciating the benefits of Westernization as well as modernization.
Questions for exploration:
What about the African arguments about the legacy of colonialism does the author accept? Which arguments does he reject? Are there any inherent historical contradictions in praising modernization while condemning colonialism? The author works for an excellent organization that promotes free trade and free markets in African states. What Africans will benefit most from this approach? Are they the same Africans, or different ones from those who led the largely socialist-inclined African states that were a feature of the immediate post-independence period?