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Politics and Conscience, Vaclav Havel

In February 1984, Václav Havel wrote this speech on the occassion of receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Toulouse. He was unable to deliver the speech on 14 May 1984 and was represented by English Playwright Tom Stoppard. 4,211 more words

Essay

How About No? Does No Work For You?

Yeah, about that travel ban: the Grand Nagus is considering narrowing it. But if that’s not maddening enough, here’s this (emphasis mine):

“Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial…

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Politics

I Also Write Letters

This was inspired by this piece. No, I am not being critical of Hillary Clinton; it is the blog author who has earned my ire. 464 more words

Random Thoughts

CHINUA ACHEBE SAW THE NIGERIA FUTURE BUT HATED POLITICS Part 2

Continued from part 1

…and he still remains a man who never truly associated with the idea of a ‘united course’. There would always be this feel, that he wanted something similar to the vicious stand of Odumegu Ojukwu; The Biafran warlord. 1,167 more words

Social Transformation

CHINUA ACHEBE SAW THE NIGERIA FUTURE BUT HATED POLITICS Part 1

“We do not ask for wealth because he that has health and children will also have wealth. We do not pray to have money but to have more kinsmen.

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WRITINGS

Patheos Was Bought Out. Here's Why That's Not a Good Thing.

The original reposting can be found here. This is not mine in any way, shape or form. I am merely passing this along, as I fear that this may have far reaching repercussions. 1,711 more words

Bullshit

TALES OF A NATION 4 #MyNigeriaTheSeries

…continued from PART 3

You have to go to Alaba market in the chaotic metropolis of Lagos. It’s where the country’s film industry, Nollywood, was born over two decades ago—not that most of it’s stars would set foot there today. 782 more words

Social Transformation