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Gerry Caplan's blog

Gerald Caplan has an MA in Canadian history and a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an author, teacher, media commentator, and social and political activist with a lifelong commitment to African development. He is preoccupied with genocide and genocide prevention, particularly the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about which he has frequently written. He has been a consultant on African development issues to many United Nations agencies as well as to the African Union. His latest book is called The Betrayal of Africa. He writes a weekly online column for the Globe and Mail.

Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog January 31
Gerry Caplan | On a series of issues emblematic of the worrisome direction Canada and Quebec are taking, the Bloc and PQ have stooped to embracing retrograde positions based on flagrant opportunism.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog January 24
Gerry Caplan | Why is the United States so much more violent than Canada? Canadians receive, even welcome, violence-based American mass culture, yet our society remains dramatically less violent than theirs.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog January 17
Gerry Caplan | President Barack Obama and Jon Stewart believe if only Americans were more civil to each other, future Tucsons might be averted. Would that it were as simple as that.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog January 10
Gerry Caplan | Some heartfelt advice for 2011: Keep these words of Izzie Stone and Mary McCarthy engraved on your heart. Trust no one. You're less likely to be disappointed by year's end. Trust me on this.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog December 20
Gerry Caplan | Being a billionaire buys you power and influence big time. Many accept this as a fact of life. Others find it disconcerting and even write books about it, like The Trouble With Billionaires.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog December 10
Gerry Caplan | There are more filthy rich folks now than at any other moment in history and they're leveraging their astounding wealth to make sure they get filthier at the expense of the rest of us.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog December 4
Gerry Caplan | Canadians are such nice, sucky people that our spies can't play the kind of no-holds-barred hardball that's needed to save us from the scumbags.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog November 26
Gerry Caplan | American and NATO troops, including Canadians, will pull out of Afghanistan in 2014 at the latest, unless they don't.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog November 23
Gerry Caplan | Stephen Harper and Bob Rae have bonded over their shared determination that Canada keep a significant presence in Afghanistan.