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Hugo Mercier

Hugo Mercier

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Hugo Mercier is a research scientist at the Institut Jean Nicod – part of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) – and the author of Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe (Princeton University Press, 2020).

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    European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive

    Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou

    A proper reckoning with the past is long overdue for Europe's former colonial powers. But while toppling statues may be justified, it is more important for Europeans to understand how the political, economic, and social legacy of colonialism still operates today.

    trace the ongoing social, economic, and political consequences of the centuries-long exploitation of Africa.
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