A Modest Proposal: Southern Africa and the World Bank

Given the dramatic turn-around South Africa has experienced in the last few years, it would be appropriate for the World Bank to choose the southern African development community as a privatization model.

Issue: Winter 1995-1996

Serendipity refers to unexpected benign coincidence, and the Summer 1995 issue of The National Interest exhibited it well. Taken together, remarks made by Nicholas Eberstadt and Clifford M. Lewis on one hand, and by Francis Fukuyama on the other, suggest a way to accelerate both economic development and regional political comity in southern Africa, to the benefit of all concerned.

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