Opinion, Politics

OPINION: Occasionally, Insult, the disdain for Republican institutions, the use of hate speech, and the politics of populism, along with the propagation of the ‘Big Lie’, can be effective as a political strategy

Fatoumatta: It has become common to hear Gambians refer to their homeland in harsh terms, declaring it beyond redemption. Likewise, it’s frequent to witness many Gambians, justifiably upset with the state of our nation, criticize their compatriots for not being ready for the necessary revolutionary and progressive changes, branding those […]

Editorial, News, Politics

The Overreach of Political Correctness

Fatoumatta: The book “Fake Rebels: (Bush Poetry, 2022) by Philippe Bernier Arcand delves into a significant issue within our democracies. It discusses how the backlash against political correctness has unleashed racist, sexist, and xenophobic rhetoric. The author suggests that conservative and reactionary factions are crafting narratives and adopting stances that […]

News, Opinion, Politics

In a democracy, political violence and vandalism are not viable options; one should counter opinions with more persuasive arguments

Fatoumatta: Violence is never a solution in Gambia. The Italian Marxist philosopher and journalist Antonio Gramsci, in Notebook 3 of his prison writings, observes that crises occur when “the old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; in this interregnum, a great variety of morbid symptoms […]