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Survival and Modernization--Ethiopia's Enigmatic Present : A Philosophical Discourse Red Sea Press, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 460 pages The book tackles the enigmatic question on Ethiopia's failure to modernize. The enigma springs from the absence in Ethiopia of the major deficiencies invoked to explain underdevelopment. Indeed, Ethiopia, a country with a long history of survival and independence, defined by a form of pristine Christianity colored with African traits, remains an enigma. With an imperial system based on conflict as well as the connivance between centripetal and centrifugal forces, a land-holding system supporting fluid yet
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