Author: zacharywilliams

Shaking the Foreign Concessions in Liberia

The Liberian economy still runs on palm oil and rubber, but signs point to a future less dependent on sprawling plantations operated by foreign companies. Two years after the Ebola crisis brought the economy to a standstill, attention from government and international agencies to infrastructure, small farmers and land use […]

Three Generations, Two Remember Cultural Revolution

Chinese leader Mao Zedong unleashed the Cultural Revolution 50 years ago in May 1966. Millions of young people responded to his call to destroy the “Four Olds” — old ideas, old culture, old traditions and old ideology. A decade of revolutionary chaos followed. At least 1.5 million people died. Fifty […]