Olof Palme with political prisoners

Dalrymple writes that the Scandinavian governments

‘invested’ heavily in Tanzania because its dictator was a cuddly Christian socialist.

In so far as their ‘investment’ had any effect,

it was to reduce (an already very low) output per head, and to keep Julius Nyerere in power without having to change his policies.

The Scandinavians

belatedly admitted this, but it took two decades for the penny to drop.

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