Possibly the worst map of Africa I’ve ever seen

Coming out of blog hibernation to show you this:

The map above makes up just under half of a TIME.com article by Thomas P. M. Barnett that so inanely oversimplifies African geopolitics (Muslim terrorism! China is scary!) that I’m almost at a loss for words. Shame on you, Barnett, and shame on Time for posting this.

  • But that kind of thing is everywhere that there occurs an American commentary on Africa. So, why do you pick on this one, and forgive the rest?
    They are all largely on this level of asinine generalisation and, where they are more-prudent, cherry-picking shit to suit what they want to report.