Messay Kebede and false ‘dialectics’ (Andreas Admasie)

Messay Kebede and false ‘dialectics’ (Andreas Admasie)

Messay Kebede and false ‘ dialectics ’1 May 16,2017 The analysis contained in Messay Kebede’s recent Ethiomedia article (http://www.ethiomedia.com/1000bits/the-thinking-and-objective-of-polarizing-politics.html) is severely flawed in that it is based on a complete misrepresentation of Marxism and dialectical thinking. The ‘marxism’ caricatured in this article consists of mechanical thinking that reduces Marxism from a creative and living revolutionary […]

The Thinking and Objective of Polarizing Politics (By Messay Kebede)

The Thinking and Objective of Polarizing Politics (By Messay Kebede)

By Messay Kebede May 12,2017 Ever since rudiments of dialectical thinking grabbed the imagination of Ethiopia’s educated youngsters and elites, essentially as a result of the global prestige of the Marxist class analysis of society in the 60s and early 70s, modern Ethiopian politics has shifted toward polarizing trends that have been perilous to the […]

Addis Ababa: When Name and Reality Don’t Match Up (Kebour Ghenna )

Addis Ababa: When Name and Reality Don’t Match Up (Kebour Ghenna )

By Kebour Ghenna April 24,2017 Translate ‘Addis Ababa’ to a foreigner and her eyes glaze over at the thought of miles of beautiful parks, boulevards and streets lined up with ornamental prune trees, and pedestrian-friendly clean neighborhoods. Alas, the reality could not be further from the truth. Addis Ababa is today a dense, brutal, and […]