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The Destruction of a Continent: Africa and International Aid
The Destruction of a Continent: Africa and International Aid
By Karl Borgin and Kathleen Corbett
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982, 216 pp
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There are grains of truth in this simplistic diatribe-Western technical assistance and development schemes have contributed to a burgeoning African population and wasted significant amounts of human and material resources. While setting out to flay meddlesome aid bureaucrats, however, the authors go much farther, making short work of African society and politics as well, and, eventually, even of the continent's future. Though they abjure prescription, they seem to be advocating the total isolation of the benighted African from the developed world.