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Political Leadership in Sierra Leone
Political Leadership in Sierra Leone
By John R. Cartwright
University of Toronto Press, 1978, 308 pp.

This thoughtful account of the contrasting political styles of the traditional conservative Dr. Milton Margai and his "bourgeois" brother Albert, who successively led Sierra Leone during much of the 1950s and 1960s, considers the Margais' records on political and economic development in relation to that of other (and more "radical") African leaders. The author concludes that the obstacles to development are so complicated and formidable that ends and even means bear only a tenuous relationship to results.