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    Natsios and his heretical revelations about Sudan

    El-Tom, Abdullahi (2012) Natsios and his heretical revelations about Sudan. Sudan Tribune (September 2nd).

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    September 2, 2012 — I read with tremendous outrage the Op-ed article published by Andrew Natsios, ex-US Envoy for Sudan, in the New York Times, August 24th, 2012. To say the least, the article is insulting to the intelligence of thousands of Sudanese who have been demonstrating over the last two months in Sudan, calling for the ousting of Al-Bashir, the apparent darling of Mr. Natsios and other US diplomats. Such a crass article must have found itself on the page of the reputable paper The New York Times purely because of Mr. Natsios’ famous name and certainly not for what the submission could offer its readers. The article smacks of superficiality, inhumaneness and an utter absence of intellectual rigour, the last being a cherished principle in the world of academia, where Mr. Natsios is currently working. It is ironic that western media, the New York Times being no exception, can say anything at all about Third World people. They know that their 3rd World ‘victims’ do not count among their western consumers and thus they have no need to worry about their analysis even if it leads to carnage, death and misery.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Natsios; Sudan;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 4248
    Depositing User: Dr Abdullahi El-Tom
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 10:18
    Journal or Publication Title: Sudan Tribune
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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