Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Set for Third Term as Both Despot and Do-Gooder — TIME

Is there a sweet-spot somewhere between democracy and authoritarianism? Consider nations like Singapore and China, where rigid control is mingled with subtle freedoms. But they can get a lot done, unlike in a republic like the United States. We argue constantly, but most of the arguments are about freedoms and the collective. We cannot seem to balance those opposing forces for the good of all Americans. The leadership of China can decide to move forward on renewable energy, and the country will begin on that path. We are still arguing about the benefits of coal.

Nations work well if leadership is benevolent, forward-thinking, and scrupulously honest.

This from Time-

One of the most divisive leaders on the African continent looked set to win another seven years in power on Friday, after millions of registered voters cast their ballot in the Rwanda’s third election since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. After 17 years in power, Paul Kagame has been cast as both a hero and a…

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