Defeating Dictators

George Ayittey


2011 OFF in Oslo


George Ayittey was a celebrated Ghanaian political economist, professor, author, ardent advocate of democracy and free markets, and founding member of the Human Rights Foundation’s International Council. In his talk, Ayittey described three cardinal principles that must be followed to topple a dictator: An Elders Council to unify all opposition forces, “know the enemy,” and get the sequence of reform correct.

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