Re: ARTICLE: Ayn Rand Comes to Somalia

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 09:04:19 MDT

On Sunday, April 22, 2001 12:28 PM Bill Douglass
> If anyone enjoys this article or otherwise has an interest in knowing more
> about what happened during the West's massive intervention in Somalia, I
> recommend "The Road to Hell : The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and
> International Charity" by Michael Maren. Despite the more general title,
> I recall most of the book is about the author's experiences as an aid
> in Somalia.

This reminds me. I reviewed Maren's book back in 1997 in _Full Context_.
(See ) The review is
not online and the published review differed from the one I wrote. Call it
editorial fiat.

Maren's book used his experiences to survey the effects of foreign aid and
NGOs in East Africa, with close attention to Somalia. I recommend the book,
though it should read with a critical eye. Maren had an axe to grind with
the NGOs...


Daniel Ust
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