"The Emperor" ( Ryszard Kapuscinski ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Emperor" ( Ryszard Kapuscinski )
Reviews this study of financial corruption of the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.
# 14661 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 15, 2003 in History (African) , History (Leaders) , English (Analysis)


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Emperor Haile Selassie's reign in Ethiopia can be described by the term Kleptocracy as the Emperor and his cronies plundered the country for their own benefit.

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"Emperor Haile Selassie's reign in Ethiopia can be described by the term Kleptocracy as the Emperor and his cronies plundered the country for their own benefit. Ethiopia was a poor country in any case, and it was poorer on the whole once Selassie had taken most of its wealth to be his own and left the peasants much worse off then they were when he arrived in office. In the book The Emperor, journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski shows ways in which the wealth was transferred from the poor to the leadership and the ways in which the Emperor and his friends spent what wealth the country did produce.

Kapuscinski often merely shows the results without discussing the process underlying it. For instance, he presents a scene early in his book which shows the huge difference that existed between the lifestyle of the Emperor and that of the ..."

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