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Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror #2020

Another Fine Mess America Uganda and the War on Terror Is the West to blame for the agony of Uganda and its neighbors In this powerful account of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni s year reign Helen Epstein chronicles how Western leaders single minded

  • Title: Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror
  • Author: Helen C. Epstein
  • ISBN: 9780997722925
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror By Helen C. Epstein, Is the West to blame for the agony of Uganda and its neighbors In this powerful account of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni s 30 year reign, Helen Epstein chronicles how Western leaders single minded focus on the War on Terror and their naive dealings with strongmen are at the root of much of the turmoil in eastern and central Africa Museveni s involvement in the confliIs the West to blame for the agony of Uganda and its neighbors In this powerful account of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni s 30 year reign, Helen Epstein chronicles how Western leaders single minded focus on the War on Terror and their naive dealings with strongmen are at the root of much of the turmoil in eastern and central Africa Museveni s involvement in the conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Somalia has earned him substantial amounts of military and development assistance, as well as near total impunity It has also short circuited the power the people of this region might otherwise have over their destiny Epstein set out for Uganda than 20 years ago to work as a public health consultant on an AIDS project Since then, the roughly 20 billion worth of foreign aid poured into the country by donors has done little to improve the well being of the Ugandan people, whose rates of illiteracy, mortality, and poverty surpass those of many neighboring countries Money meant to pay for health care, education, and other public services has instead been used by Museveni to shore up his power through patronage, brutality, and terror Another Fine Mess is a devastating indictment of the West s Africa policy and an authoritative history of the crises that have ravaged Uganda and its neighbors since the end of the Cold War.

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    1. Perhaps a slightly weird choice for my holiday reading, but a really captivating and absorbing one I have a deeply held fascination with African history and politics, and Another Fine Mess is an extraodinary exploration of both The combination of the seemingly unbelievable events and Epstein s vibrant and propulsive style makes this an excellent read.Prior to reading this, my knowlegde of Uganda was limited to recent LGBT oppression, Idi Amin and Joseph Kony s horrific actions in recruiting chil [...]

    2. I am not an expert on Africa I visited Uganda several times for work about ten years ago and I read a bit but I don t have much confidence in my understanding of the complexities of the varying situations in different parts of sub Saharan Africa.While I am not sure about the choice of title, that recalls a catch phrase from Laurel Hardy, I felt I was able to learn from this book and at the same time was engaged when reading it.The author has clearly drawn from personal knowledge and experience i [...]

    3. An engaging and brief survey into US support for a dictator Museveni in Uganda for ostensible security reasons, only for this support to actually backfire on US security concerns for the region endless conflict war in DRC, Somalia, genocide in Rwanda, and warlords in Uganda , as well as the lack of democracy seen firsthand through the brutal murder of a rising star in the opposition party More notable are the US officials, notably Susan Rice, who did nothing to stop this as part of a larger ques [...]

    4. Although this focuses on the last 30 years and Museveni, this is a good political history of Uganda the roots of Uganda a brutal anti LGBTQ policies in the struggle between missionaries and the rule of Mwanda II, the British engineered constitutional chaos from which Idi Amin emerged, Uganda s role in the Hutu Tutsi conflict of its neighbors, the destruction of the traditional cattle economy by raiding by raiders and government false flags and the rampage of Kony Epstein s argument is very famil [...]

    5. Another book to remind us both how complicated and how simple are the affairs of the world and just how much Western nations interfere with, and make worse, the affairs of non Western nations.

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