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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Sep 2, 2013
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A just society would condemn Marois's divisive Charter

Gerry Caplan
There is good evidence to fear that Pauline Marois's so-called Charter of Quebec Values will represent the precise opposite of the province's 1975 Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
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Aug 26, 2013
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Conservatives to blame for Chicago's pitiless plight

Gerry Caplan
It's only too easy for a Canadian visitor to go gaga in Chicago. But the city's poor and homeless crisis is apparent for everyone to see; and neo-liberal policies are to blame.
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Jul 15, 2013
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When it comes to government, we're still being lied to

Gerry Caplan
The late investigative journalist I. F. Stone insisted that "All governments lie." From Kennedy to Clinton, Nixon to Harper, not one government has been able to turn that statement into a falsehood.
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Jul 1, 2013

Stephen Harper, you need an extreme makeover

Gerry Caplan
For the Prime Minister, more of the same is a recipe for electoral disaster. Stephen Harper needs to either start seeing his government the way most Canadians do, or go finish his hockey history book.
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Jun 24, 2013

Barack Obama and Tony Blair, together at last

Gerry Caplan
President Barack Obama and former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair's faux leftism and frail progressive façades make them perfect for each other. And bad for everyone else.
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Jun 17, 2013

The world will be poorer without Nelson Mandela

Gerry Caplan
Gerry Caplan reflects on the powerful legacy left to us by Nelson Mandela. On the night of his release from prison in 1990, everyone celebrating knew there'd never be another night like it again.

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