Uganda's Fake Democracy
If violence breaks out in Uganda in the aftermath of February’s presidential election, it will demonstrate the failure not of democracy, but of the sham version of it under which Ugandans—and so many others in so much of the world—are forced to live.
May 16, 2016
Abuse in Uganda
During the Cold War, Western nations supported numerous African tyrants who brutalized their own people and held economic and social development back for decades. This did our international reputation no good, and helped create some of the most serious foreign policy problems we face today. Now it seems, we are doing it again in Uganda.
July 19, 2011
'The Book of Mormon'
Hearing that the same men who brought us *South Park* were mounting a musical to be called *The Book of Mormon*, we were tempted to turn away, as from an inevitable massacre. How could the Mormon faith, with its wobbly stories of golden tablets dug up and then lost to view, its pseudo-archaeological racism, its prevarications over the practice of polygamy, its almost exact resemblance to a cult, stand up to all that gleeful juvenile ragging?
June 11, 2011