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The Boy From Boadua



Nvidia, Alibaba, and the insecurities of autocratic leaders

During his recent visit to Taiwan to attend a technology conference, the CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang, was followed everywhere
June 12, 2024

Guest Blog by Jay Levine: Contrition and Doing the Right Thing

Patrick recently wrote a blog apologizing for appearing too negative in many of his writings.  I made the comment beneath
June 10, 2024

The permanence of history in the eyes of Africans

American political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote his seminal essay titled “The End of History?” in 1989. With anti-communism protests raging
June 9, 2024

The chameleons of Washington, D.C.

Any American who values objectivity must be constantly at risk of suffering mental whiplash from the utterances of our leading
June 5, 2024

I apologize for sounding like a prophet of doom

For those who have read my memoir, The Boy from Boadua, or heard me give a talk about it, my
June 2, 2024

Too much of a good thing

When I was growing up in Ghana, I was told many times that the devil finds work for idle hands.
May 30, 2024

A strong sense of gratitude is a powerful liberating force

Much of the suffering that we witness in the world today is caused by other people’s insatiable appetite for wealth
May 27, 2024

Can anyone make sense of this speech by Yoweri Museveni?

I was doing a search online a few nights ago when I saw this link to a recent speech by
May 23, 2024

Does political power get too concentrated even in democracies?

In Genesis chapter 3 verse 17, the Lord God said to Adam: “Cursed is the ground because of you; through
May 19, 2024

Does anyone want the stability that Putin and Xi are selling?

A few things caught my eye as I was reading this article in the Wall Street Journal about Putin’s visit
May 18, 2024

Death to America? Be careful what you wish for

Thousands of students have set up encampments on American college campuses in recent weeks to protest against Israel’s war with
May 12, 2024

What I loved about former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s leadership

In the West and much of the world, the two Russian words that most people associate with the reign of
May 5, 2024

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