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2002-12-23

Kenyan Professor Ali Mazrui Looks at How America Is Hurting Itself Abroad and at Home

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"From an American perspective two ominous trends havebeen developing since Sept 11, 2001 a growing Americanreadiness to hurt other people abroad, externalsadism, and a growing readiness too hurt itself athome, internal masochism. The readiness to hurt otherpeople abroad has taken the form increasing of themilitarization of American foreign policy and thereadiness to hurt ourselves is taking the form of theerosion of civil liberties," said Kenyan Professor AliMazrui who teaches at the State University of New Yorkat Binghamton.

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  • Ali Mazrui, professor at the State University ofNew York at Binghamton. He is also aProfessor-at-Large at the University of Jos inNigeria. He is perhaps best known as the presenter ofthe BBC/PBS TV series The Africans.

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