Yearly Archives: 2008

2008 November

Africans are caught up in Obama’s hope

2012-12-11T13:20:15-05:00November 10th, 2008|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

KAMPALA, Uganda✦ So you think you feel good about what unfolded south of Canada’s border on Nov. 4? You should see the party in Africa. There has been dancing in the streets, public holidays and general high-fives from nationals to diplomats to expatriates, all convinced that, as one Ugandan paper put it, “America is reborn.”

2008 September

Time for US Democrats to fight fire with fire

2012-09-20T04:18:26-04:00September 22nd, 2008|Categories: New Vision, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Recently travelling back from Canada to Uganda through London, England - capital of history's most influential empire - I got some renewed perspective on global leadership and change and how, in politics, there's nothing like old-fashioned fear to move things along.