Haile Selassie, Marxism, and Monarchy: A Conversation with Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie

David Gornoski, the host of A Neighbor’s Choice, is joined by the grandson of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie. Prince Ermias takes us through a brief history of Haile Selassie’s reign, the founding of the League of Nations, as well as his own experience growing up during the Marxist revolution in Ethiopia. Is there a similarity between the current social unrest in America and the Marxist revolution in Ethiopia? How does economic development under monarchy compare to modern-day democracy? What must Ethiopia do to move past toxic tribalism and unite? Listen to the full podcast for a riveting conversation on Ethiopian history, the rise and fall of Marxism, America’s foreign policy with regards to Ethiopia, and more.

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