In the realm of politics, franchises are also big business. Dictators with options on oil-producing – or otherwise strategic – countries can sign franchises with a superpower or the other. In return for military protection, UN Security Council veto services, Diplomacy PR services, revolution suppression, loot-laundry and similar services, the client dictator-franchisee guarantees military bases for its political franchisor and sweetheart deals for the franchisor’s corporations. don’t stop now… read on!
History starts everyday. 2010’s rash of 50th anniversaries is another opportunity for African nations (some more urgently than most) to look again with an objective blend of subjectivity at their most-referenced bastion of identity, the Name. don’t stop now… read on!