Posts by jlebileholo:

Deconstructing Modernity

Written on July 2nd, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Save for the benefits of advances in science, economy, government and other areas of life, modernity with its liberal relativism and idea of endless possibilities in the way we think is a threat to moral principles that should form the basis of societal norms. The post-modern psych&eacut...
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Beyond the Boundaries of Ethno-Racial Identity

Written on March 1st, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

As a student of society- its norms and values, I have watched with interest how views in respect of our own identities change depending on external factors. The trado-classical school of thought would hinge the formation of identity on heritage thus the past. The past can be troublesome- where y...
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Hero or Villain: A Matter of Perception

Written on February 19th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

History is plush with examples of notable individuals who have pursued specific sometimes ‘political’ ideologies (often birthed from personal aims and aspirations) some of which have led to major seismic changes or ‘upset’. The global stage had Hitler (Pol Pot- Cambodian Khme...
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Religious Fundamentalism Vs Radical Terrorism

Written on January 6th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

The sensitivity surrounding this subject invariably makes any discussion about it contentious and difficult. This should not however detract discussions away from current media coverage involving Umar Farouk and his links with a global terror network. My initial reaction when the news broke- was sho...
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Dead and Frozen For 10 Years!

Written on December 9th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

‘It is Thursday December 3 2009. I am in the London hustle and bustle to get to work. I have just parked my car at Burnt-Oak tube station and about to join the Northern Line to take me to Bank from where I will change onto the Docklands Light Railway to Cross- Harbour (near Canary Wharf). As I...
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Has the Bubble Finally Burst?

Written on November 19th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Much has been said about the ‘global recession’ (an expression that now seems to be a catch all phrase for an economic downturn). Various explanations have been headlined for this phenomenon- suffice to say none fully engaged my probing mind. Economic jargons used merely sensitised my an...
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The Leader and the Led

Written on September 28th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

The gap between the led and the leader has never become wider in Nigerian politics. Images from Western media of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Members of Parliaments, Councillors and even non-political leaders (such as CEOs) etc. interacting in public spaces with their constituents, m...
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'Change' or Die!

Written on August 28th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Challenges of the modern world are characterised by an involuntary need to be adaptive, flexible and to be open to new ideas. Dynamism is key to survival; and speed is central to the clockwork functioning of our technologized, interconnected, globalized existence- typically within the pe...
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Nigeria: Expecting a Whiff of the

Written on August 26th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

The unsettling euphoria around Hillary Clinton at Abuja underlined dimmed expectations that the United States could somehow turn Nigeria around. The diplomatic rhetoric used resonated a clear message ‘Nigeria must change its own fortune’- a fact we all know we must do and ‘can&rsqu...
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Democracy: 'The End Justifies the Means?'

Written on August 24th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

If the honest truth must be told, the idea of a true democratic system existing anywhere is a farce. Democracy is an idealism in the same way as one might say that perfectionism is an idealism. Idealism is always borne out of an aspiration to achieve a better state- so it can be said to be relat...
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