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Granger’s green, Burnham’s purple

 Dec 05, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Once you lived through the epoch of Forbes Burnham’s tenure of power, there must be snippets of his style that you will always remember. I can recall one incident. I was having lunch with some of my classmates in an old, beautiful Victorian styled…

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Watching the reckless mind at a wake

 Dec 03, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon One of my favourite non-fiction books of the 21st century is the philosophy text, “The Reckless Mind” by Mark Lilla. Lilla looks at the writings of some seriously strange philosophical thinkers including the Nazi sympathizer, Martin Heidegger (who for me, wrote the best book…

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Incident in Linden

 Dec 02, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon In 2010, I was about to deliver an academic presentation at the National Library as one of the guests of the Guyana Historical and Research Institute when a group of persons barged in and disrupted my talk. I recognized in the crowd two faces…

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Fiscal space on an expensive billboard

 Nov 28, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon There are moments you regret that the political side to Burnham was visionless because his economics was visionary. Burnham’s essential contribution to post-colonial development was the creation of indigenous, self-reliant pathways. I did National Service while as a UG student but there was a…

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Demise of the AFC: Theoretical notes

 Nov 27, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon The talk in political society in Guyana at the moment and maybe in general when government and politics are the subject matter in the beer garden or the restaurant or in the office is the survival of the Alliance For Change (AFC). What follows…

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Mugabe and Burnham: Parallels

 Nov 25, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon It is almost impossible to topple an iconic, founding leader of a political party. One essential reason explains it – he/she is the party. A later leader can amass a following inside and outside the party, but he/she will never be as invincible as…

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