Universal values and the national identity

"Dr. Olufemi Taiwo a Nigerian  who is now Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University, has written a seminal new book on global philosophy, Against Decolonisation: Taking African Agency Seriously (Hurst, 2022), which has salutary lessons for Africa, the continent of his birth, and for the world at large, including Guyana.  A key message of the book is that in post-independence countries we are responsible for shaping our own futures, on the basis of respect for human dignity, rights, democracy, the rule of law and the application of reason.

A central submission of Prof. Taiwo’s book is that, with the advent of political and economic decolonization in the former colonial territories, their leaders should have been faithful to their responsibility for shaping the future of their countries and that we must now recognize that many of the shortcomings and depravities that followed independence were attributable to our leaders."

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