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 7, 2011

NFL football: American socialism in action

Gerry Caplan
Let me make this perfectly clear. I will waste this Sunday evening watching the game and annoying the rest of my family only because it's American socialism in action.
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Jan 31, 2011

The Bloc and PQ -- a shabby record

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.
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Jan 17, 2011

Can Americans be saved from themselves?

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.
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Jan 10, 2011

How not to have a disappointing new year

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.
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Dec 10, 2010

Some pigs are more equal than others

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.

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