(A version of this essay appeared in Taki's Magazine under the title "Waging War on the Woke" earlier this year.)
James Roth writes about how he came to understand the complexities of Zimbabwe culture, its county's post-colonial charm, stunning beauty, the kindness of its people, but also its tragic history and economic collapse.
This essay was a finalist in the Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in 2020 but was never published.
Cecil Rhodes, a firm believer in imperialism and prime minister of the Cape Colony between 1890 and 1896.
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