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New Left Review I/42, March-April 1967


Roger Murray

Second Thoughts on Ghana

The interest of ‘Ghana: End of an Illusion’ far transcends its immediate subject. [1] Bob Fitch & Mary Oppenheimer, Ghana: End of An Illusion, Monthly Review Press, 1966. In reality it exposes two ‘illusions’: on the one hand, the absence of lucidity and consistency in the anti-imperialist and ‘socialist’ strategy applied by the Ghanaian political leadership under Nkrumah; on the other, the willing self-deception and anaesthetization of the critical function among international socialists in general and the expatriate cohorts of the régime in particular.

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