Ethiopia: The Politics of Famine
War, famine, pestilence-and doctrinaire Marxist-Leninist dictatorship; these are the four horsemen of modern Ethiopia's particular apocalypse. They have combined with one another into a brew more poisonous even than the sum of its parts. Just how a people of such ancient culture and proud history, and of such intelligence and sophistication, could have come to this sad fate requires some words of explanation. That the name Ethiopia has, over the past two decades, become synonymous with starvation, civil war and man's massive inhumanity to his fellow man, is a source of deep pain to Ethiopians everywhere-to those in the growing Ethiopian diaspora as much as to those who remain within Ethiopia's borders-and of bewilderment and puzzlement to others. There must be a reason for it. This volume, the result of a recent symposium that included two very distinguished former high officials of the Mengistu regime, provides much of the answer.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Addis Ababa Afghanistan agencies agricultural Aman Andom American arms CARLIN cause of famine CLAY collectivization convoy coup DAWIT democracy democratic Dergue drought economic effort emperor EPLF Eritrea Eritrean People's Ethi Ethio Ethiopia Ethiopian army Ethiopian government exist forces foreign Freedom House glasnost going Goshu Wolde GRIBBIN groups Haile Selassie Hararghe Horn of Africa human rights ideology insurgency issue Kremlin liberation movements Marxist Medecins Sans Frontieres Mengistu Mengistu Haile Mariam ment military million monitoring Moscow nationalist officers opia organizations party Paul Henze People's Liberation Front percent PMAC political population pressure problems production regime regime's region relief resettlement and villagization resettlement program resettlement sites revolution RONY BRAUMAN social Somali invasion Somalia Soviet Union structure Sudan superpowers supplies Tigre tion TPLF trucks United Washington Western Wollega Wollo World