Monday, May 22, 2006

Dalrymple in (and on) Africa. I finished Our Culture, What's Left of It, this morning. The last essay addresses Africa. In introducing it, he writes:

I worked and traveled a great deal in Africa and couldn’t help but reflect upon such matters as the clash of cultures, the legacy of colonialism, and the practical effects of good intentions unadulterated by any grasp of reality.

The essay is entitled "After Empire" and can be found here. (My admiration for Dalrymple remains great, even if, in some quarters, his views on tattoos are questioned, and I would recommend the book.)

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