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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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