Whistling in the Dark

Dalrymple reviews Michela Wrong’s It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower in The Spectator:

The ironies of aid to Africa — the means by which poor people in rich countries give money to rich people in poor countries — are hinted at in the book, as are the deeply condescending attitudes upon which the supposed need for such aid is based. But the author is not sceptical enough to see the absurdity of aiming aid, as she suggests, at the police forces and judicial systems of the continent in order, supposedly, to bring about the rule of law under which economies can flourish.

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