Mort RosenblumJuly 7, 2009 07:21Updated May 30, 2010 12:00
PARIS — If the gods aren’t entirely crazy, in 2010 — after 50 years of post-colonial woe — Africans can show us a vibrant, hopeful continent that is light as well as dark.
The question is whether France, China, and the United States can stop enabling so many self-installed despots who stand in the way.
First, the caveats:
“Africa” below the Sahara is 48 states, some so pathetically failed that even their separate fragments defy hope. In places, psychopaths in epaulettes murder en masse.