Making Kony Vanish

April 4, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Should we really be trying to hunt down Kony of Invisible Children fame? Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson argue that we should not because:

  • The Colombian Civil War demonstrates that if you kill one ‘bad-guy’ then another will come along to take their place.
  • The international community should want to not only remove the current Kony, but eliminate the possibility of any future Konys rising up.
  • This requires understanding the complex history of Uganda and its politics.

To read more about why Kony exists in Uganda, what Angelina Jolie thinks about him, and the role that colonialism played click here.

Source: Why Nations Fail