Prof. Al don’t see EPRDF evolved from the Armed Struggle tactic to a developmental state capitalist scheme.
Marxism-Leninism was, for Meles not a dogma but a rigorous method for assembling evidence and argument, to be bent to the realities of armed struggle and later on development. He implemented the foundation of a Developmental State in an African settings before he passed away.
The bottom line is, he concentrated his effort in ending poverty after the Armed Struggle. As the chief economic theoretician of EPRDf he became a major player in a global scale as well while doing it.
“In an episode made famous by Joseph Stiglitz,1 Meles objected to the IMF position that international assistance was too unpredictable to be incorporated into national budget planning purposes, with the absurd consequence that national spending on infrastructure, health, and education could not be increased in line with foreign aid flows. Meles produced arguments and data and forced the Bretton Woods Institutions to rethink.”
So we are talking about a capitalist roader not just a "Stalinist" who rode the TPLF horse to come to power as Prof. Al is portraying him.
Having said that, it is hard to argue with the following indeed; somehow, TPLF may need to rectify it.
[[..The T-TPLF demonized and vilified Amharas as monsters and waged virulent vilification campaigns against them for 26 years. In the end, they became the very “Amhara monster” they set out to slay. Indeed, they have become the “New Amhara”. The hate they cast on the Amhara has boomeranged on them. They should have heeded Friedrich Nietzsche’s admonition, “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster.” The T-TPLF fought an imaginary Amhara monster and in the end became a real monster detested by every segment of Ethiopian society...]]
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