Gerry Caplan

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.

Gerry Caplan
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Feb 3, 2014
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So long, Pete, it's been good to know you

Gerry Caplan
Like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, it took his death for Pete Seeger to be universally acclaimed. But in Gerry Caplan's little corner of the universe, he always was.
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Jan 20, 2014
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Harper travelling to Israel to delude himself

Gerry Caplan
Stephen Harper's unconditional support for Israel will not be complicated by his four-day visit in the least. Canada's Prime Minister is going in order to have his biases confirmed, nothing more.
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Dec 22, 2013
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After Mandela, there is still reason to hope

Gerry Caplan
After Nelson Mandela's passing, today's youth, who witnessed the undiluted admiration of the great man from the whole of the world, might have hope for a colour-blind future

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