Julius Nyerere the ethical foundation of his legacy

  title={Julius Nyerere the ethical foundation of his legacy},
  author={Cranford Pratt},
  journal={The Round Table},
  pages={365 - 374}
Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s first president from 1964 to 1985, died in 1999 amid many international expressions of respect and affection. While many Western commentators concluded that Nyerere’s socialist policies served his people badly, Tanzanians regarded him as a leader of integrity who was profoundly committed to their welfare. While many policy initiatives failed, they rested on a more insightful ethical foundation and understanding of the crisis facing Tanzania than anything offered by… 

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  • There is a remarkably extensive literature on Tanzania's socialist initiatives. It includes
  • 1972

to offer an explanation along these lines of why he felt obliged on occasion to sign preventive detention orders. The text is presented in full in his book Freedom and Unity

    Quoted in Pratt, The Critical Phase

      Socialism and rural development', reprinted in his book Freedom and Socialism