A Dangerous Precedent for Democracy?

Photo: Nairobi, Kenya. 2007. Jordan David Allen.

This essay was originally posted in July of 2008 on Eclectic Thoughts.

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This past winter, tragedy struck East Africa, as Kenya, commonly heralded as being one of the continent’s best prospects for hope, found itself mired in chaotic political violence. The nation held its presidential election December 27th, and although virtually all third-party election…