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The Resource Another fine mess : America, Uganda and the war on terror, Helen C. Epstein

Another fine mess : America, Uganda and the war on terror, Helen C. Epstein

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Another fine mess : America, Uganda and the war on terror
Title
Another fine mess
Title remainder
America, Uganda and the war on terror
Statement of responsibility
Helen C. Epstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this powerful account of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni's 30 year reign, Helen Epstein chronicles how Western leaders' single-minded focus on the War on Terror and their naïve dealings with strongmen are at the root of much of the turmoil in eastern and central Africa. Museveni's involvement in the conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Somalia has earned him substantial amounts of military and development assistance, as well as near-total impunity. It has also short-circuited the power the people of this region might otherwise have over their destiny. Epstein set out for Uganda more than 20 years ago to work as a public health consultant on an AIDS project. Since then, the roughly $20 billion worth of foreign aid poured into the country by donors has done little to improve the well-being of the Ugandan people, whose rates of illiteracy, mortality, and poverty surpass those of many neighboring countries. Money meant to pay for health care, education, and other public services has instead been used by Museveni to shore up his power through patronage, brutality, and terror. Another Fine Mess is a devastating indictment of the West's Africa policy and an authoritative history of the crises that have ravaged Uganda and its neighbors since the end of the Cold War."--
Assigning source
Page 4 of cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
967.61044
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT433.285
LC item number
.E67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Another fine mess : America, Uganda and the war on terror, Helen C. Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uganda's origins: from many, one and from one, many -- Warlords in northern Uganda -- A visit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Prelude to apocalypse -- A new world order -- Invasion -- The old leopard -- A sudden departure -- A leopard in winter -- Breeding ground -- A good man in Africa -- Museveni finds a new terror trove -- A long distance relationship -- Murder in Uganda -- The General challenges the dictator -- Interrogation -- Another "election" -- The General returns -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn973371662
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780997722925
Lccn
2017945484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780997722925
  • (OCoLC)973371662
Label
Another fine mess : America, Uganda and the war on terror, Helen C. Epstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uganda's origins: from many, one and from one, many -- Warlords in northern Uganda -- A visit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Prelude to apocalypse -- A new world order -- Invasion -- The old leopard -- A sudden departure -- A leopard in winter -- Breeding ground -- A good man in Africa -- Museveni finds a new terror trove -- A long distance relationship -- Murder in Uganda -- The General challenges the dictator -- Interrogation -- Another "election" -- The General returns -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn973371662
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780997722925
Lccn
2017945484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780997722925
  • (OCoLC)973371662

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