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March 17th

In Defense of Gunter Grass

Mar
17
Mark de Lark

It seems every time that someone of note criticizes the policies of the Israeli government, that person - be he or she a Jew or Gentile - is instantly branded as an anti-Semite. In this way, the Israeli government immediately succeeds in shifting the discussion from its policies to vilifications of others. As a result, many public figures are fearful of speaking out.

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March 16th

Makerere First Generation Academic Dies

Mar
16
John Otim

Prof. Pinycwa

He was far from self effacing but he wasn’t pushy. He had no need to sell himself. His brains and his presence in a trim rugby form spoke for him. Ginyera Pinycwa, the long time academic and intellectual giant of Makerere University, who died of cancer on March 15th this year, aged 74 is best remembered for his book The Social and Political Thought of an African People, the Alur and the Jonam People.

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