Is the Iron Lady Rusting?
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  • WigWag

    It’s not exactly like nepotism is absent from the state and federal governments in the United States or from the private sector for that matter.

    Remind me again why President Bush appointed Colin Powell’s son Michael to Chair the FCC.

  • According to Wikipedia there are 16 indigenous ethnic groups in Liberia speaking 32 different languages. Again according to Wikipedia, there are 15 counties in Liberia, each of which is subdivided into a number of districts. These districts in turn are subdivided into clans, which are large extended families united by blood and consanguineous marriages. In such tribal and clan-based societies not to favor ones relatives is considered wrong.

    If we want to foster representative democratic institutions in a country like Liberia it will have to be in ways that build on these realities rather than wishing them away.

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