Dapo Ladimeji

Dapo Ladimeji
University of Lagos | Unilag · Faculty of Arts

MA, MBA

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Human sacrifice is often assumed to be a matter of the past. Yet a close analysis of the behaviour mof US Police in their killing of unarmed civilians suggests that as Professor Ian Loader of Oxford University, expresses it: ‘something else is going on’. Much of the organisational behaviour which is repeated over time is poorly explained in accorda...
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One might ask the question: how does Western philosophy view Africa? But there are at least two Africas. There is the Africa that is my homeland and has an actual physical existence, torn by conflicts and turmoil. There is another Africa, which is the Africa of the European imagination.
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This is a close analysis of several words used by Snowden which reveal many of his hidden assumptions in his anti-Afrocentrism.
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Frank Snowden and Skip Gates were among the shock troops of anti-Afrocentricity in the 20th century Recent discoveries in Nubia have put to rest many of their claims. This paper highlights how ‘seeing’ is a cultural process and we see what we understand. This impacts heavily on Snowden and Skip Gates views about race and their mutual obsession with...
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US declarations that China is engaging in aggressive cyberwar against the US is in fact the US publicly declaring cyber offensive against china. This is classic US diplomatic mirror language in which the US is apparently always acting on defense.
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Ancient Egypt has for a long time been seen through Western eyes. This has led to serious misinterpretations Ancient Egypt holds the key to the healing of Africa from its cultural genocide and also the key to healing the contemporary world from the ravages of neoliberalism and cul de sac of Western culture, a cul de sac that has been made extended...
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It seems important to emphasize how much of Appiah’s thought is devoid of historical engagement. In the place of actual knowledge of different peoples Appiah substitutes the a-priori.
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In this brief article we are exploring the idea that Western Egyptologists have seriously misunderstood ancient Egypt and in many ways have polluted the study area by shows of arbitrary power in claiming and exercising uncontrolled naming rights and through mistranslation as a form of systematic misinformation.
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It is widely believed that the Mongols would catapult plague infected dead bodies into besieged cities. Most Western accounts, drawing upon a memoir of the Italian Gabriele de' Mussi, describe reports that infectious cadavers were thrown over the walls as 'plausible'. Venetian traders at Kaffa were largely slave traders, supplying European slaves t...
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This is a follow-up critique of David buss 1998 article. It relaxes some conditions on the mathematics and nevertheless shows that the evolutionary psychology paradigm is woefully lacking in credibility
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Jan Assmann wrote a foreword to Maulana Karenga's MAAT. 2 His aim was clearly to support the author but he made various statements and then framed the engagement in a manner that demanded a challenge. Assmann is in fact effecting a rearguard operation against Afro-centric perspectives, debasing Kemet culture and civilisation, but in the process is...
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an investigation into the mistranslation of Maa Kheru through the influence of Protestant theology and illustration of the incoherence in the standard model of translation in Egyptology.
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This article argues that the most popular concept of racism conceals more than it reveals and intrinsically blames the victim while concealing its roots in a Western genocidal project. This popular concept is not only incoherent but it would also absolve Heydrich of racism.
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This paper evaluates the origins of the study of history from the practice of astrology as a form of giving meaning to human events. It then explores how with the rise of Newtonian mechanics astrology began to decline and the connection between history and the sacred was severed. Then entered Kantian philosophy which reintroduced a grand design to...
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Robert Skidelsky in a recent piece argues that Western economics is color bind. This article argues that not only is this not true it is demonstrable that western economics has been in the forefront of culture wars from inception. It takes the case of Adam Smith‘s views of Haiti/St Domingue and some comments of Smith in Chapter 1 of Wealth of Natio...
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In US there has been much expressed outrage at the differential mortality from Covid-19 in terms of ethnicities. Dr Fauci has blamed historic health inequalities . This has been misunderstood.as referring to the inequalities in health provision whereas a close parsing of his text reveals that he is referring to underlying health conditions i.e. the...
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This article argues that it is necessary to take into account political, cultural and economic factors when evaluating potential responses to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A renewed focus should be placed on government regulation, management skills and strategic direction. If these factors are taken into account, African countries could use the...
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Kleingeld has argued forcefully and repeatedly that Kant had a change of mind after 1792. On being challenged primarily by Bernaconi she has referred to changes in Kant's expressions. This note reminds everyone that French revolutionary troops (Army of the Rhine) had stormed the Rhineland 1792 bringing with them their revolutionary ideals and were...
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There are issues of critical importance to the Black world that will be illustrated by reviewing some of the work of Gerald Horne and Charles Mills. This is an opening shot in what may be a long campaign. It is an initial note as many of the issues will deserve fuller explanation and that will require more time. However as the issues are pertinent...
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Calvinism and Arminianism share some assumptions about the consequences of 'all powerful' and 'all knowing' particularly in respect of moral free will. This paper, part 1 of a series, presents a challenge and alternative approach and emphasizes that the two approaches, Calvinism and Arminianism, have deliberately chosen their position.
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This final part of a 3 part series of articles focusses on the charge that AK Apiah supports and endorses genocide against African peoples. Using the defintion of genocide found in Rapheal Lemkin that denial of identity, culture and national way of life, constitutes genocide the article details how Appiah’s work focusses on denuding Africans and th...
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In this part 2 we revisit the analysis of Kant’s views on race, genocide and history utilisng our understanding of the Roman law use of ‘persona’ and seek to make completely explicit Kant’s doctrines on race and human history.
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Charles Mills in his article ‘Kant’s Untermenschen’ sought to place racism central in Kant’s thinking. However it will be argued that by taking Kant’s claim to be basing his theory on science at face value he fails to identify the true trajectory of Kant’s argument. This paper will seek to trace the core steps of Kant’s argument about persons back...
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This second part of a multi part article focusses on one specific instance of normalisation of racism where Appiah elliptically refers to racist comments of Lord Monboddo and treats the commentary as 'fair and balanced'. Some may find aspects the discussion distasteful but such are Appiah's comments.
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This work applies propositional logic analysis to the main argument in Appiah’s book ‘In my father’s house’. It show how contrived each step of his analysis is and how he has constructed his argument to establish that almost the only racists in the world are Black people. He uses a concealed assumption, that there are no cultural connections betwee...
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There is much debate in South African academia about whether 'white' South Africans can be 'African'. However this paper argues that the way the debate is constructed is an exercise in abuse of academic power by giving sympathetic interpretation to views of 'white ' students while avoiding challenging these views or comparing them to other countrie...
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This paper takes an alternative and critical look at Graham Allison’s concept of Thucydides Trap and suggests that the very framing of the question reveals great fault lines that are more likely to cause catastrophe if unaddressed. These fault lines are a failing to see history through non-Western eyes, failing to acknowledge non-Western framing of...
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Agency, divinity, and scientism-part1 By O A Ladimeji African Century Journal-December 2018 This is part 1 of a series of articles on a singular theme-agency. We begin at a simple level and in subsequent articles will loosen assumptions and expand the theoretical and logical analysis. It is argued that discussion of agency allows us to identified h...
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This paper - Part1 of a multi -part report, focusses on the hidden assumptions behind David Buss' work and seeks to show that the model is self referential and that the testing does not take into account many simple factors in human mate selections such as access to resource as against income where there is no genetic trait involved in such access....
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Africa receives large amounts of Aid from rich countries, most of which comes with extensive and substantive strings attached. At the same time a much larger amount of tax revenues are lost from the behaviour of Western MNC's. This paper explores the options available to African legislators. This paper was originally written in 2007 and circulated...
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There is a standard interpretation of the capture of Tousssint L’Ouverture which involves the old wily fox, veteran of endless successful campaigns against French, Spanish and British forces, being openly tricked by the French General Leclerc despite numerous explicit warnings.Yet this story simply does not add up. This paper approaches the issue a...
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Biological and Chemical Warfare (BCW) has been much discussed but seldom from an African perspective. Many people assume that apart from some hideous people in South Africa there has not been much use of BCW in Africa. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact every country that has been involved in invading Africa has at some point used BCW...
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This is a detailed review of Jerven's book seeking to show that it seriously misconstrues the true issues behind the data quality and scarcity in Africa. In focusses attention on the role of taxation in data gathering and the fundamental principles of decision making which Jerven's recommendations violate. It concludes with a call for African econo...
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A review of 'Poverty in America: A handbook' showing that in focussing on history and legacy the text breaks the fundamental accepted canons of sociological explanation when it comes to African America poverty. It then offers an explanation of why this is done what purpose the explanation serves, and delineates the conditions for a proper explanati...
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Gannibal is the African great grandfather of Alexander Pushkin. Hugh Barnes has written a book about Gannibal which reveals in startling form current prejudices against Africa and Russia by some influential classes of Englishmen. This prejudice is revealed by close parsing and critical reading of the text . It tells us more about present day Englan...
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Book review of biography of Abram Gannibal, the great grandfather of Pushkin
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Studies of the economics of slavery have invariably been riddled with sub texts skirting the issue of how much of US and Uk was built on slavery. This note looks at the key assumptions . It asks: what is profit? what is wealth? It finds that the western academia has adopted for the purposes of this discussion alone definitions that hardly bear scru...
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This book review addresses the authenticity and rigour behind the views of Prof Appiah in his book 'Cosmopolitanism' and challenges the basis of his views on African culture, moral idealism and globalisation.
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Malcolm Gladwell describes the theme of his book as: 'The Tipping Point is the autobiography of an idea, and the idea is very simple. It is that the best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and flow of crime waves, or, for that matter, the transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or th...
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This paper was written over the Xmas holiday in 1973. I was an undergraduate student in philosophy at Cambridge University at the time but also taught African studies at what is now University of Westminster. Soyinka, the editor of Transition, was spending a year as a fellow in Darwin College at the time. I was deeply immersed in the African world...
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Written in 1972 while I was undergraduate at Cambridge University. This article focusses on the self misunderstanding of western philosophy and the importance of reconfiguring philosophy towards a more complete vision of man

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