For if you think that you can manage a country without letting the people interfere, if you think that the people upset the game by their mere presence, whether they slow it down or whether by their natural ignorance they sabotage it, then you must have no hesitation: you must keep the people out. —Frantz Fanon Within twenty-four hours the coup was over. It began at 5:00 A.M. when 20 tanks, under joint military and police command, surrounded Flagstaff House, the triple-walled residence of Dr. Nkrumah. By 10:00 A.M., members of Dr. Nkrumah's Soviet-led security guard were beginning to surrender. By 6:00 P.M., Radio Ghana was able to broadcast: After Ghana's accession to independence, a new class was formed whose principal occupation consisted in emptying the Treasury and perpetrating crimes of all kinds under the pretext of creating a socialist state. Today Kwame Nkrumah and this new class have ceased to exist.
Most read articles by the same author(s)
- Bob Fitch, Nelson Rockefeller: An Anti-Obituary , Monthly Review: Vol. 31, No. 2: June 1979
- Bob Fitch, Empire and Revolution , Monthly Review: Vol. 21, No. 7: December 1969
- Richard York, Brett Clark, Stephen Jay Gould's Critique of Progress , Monthly Review: Vol. 62, No. 9: February 2011
- Harvey J. Kaye, Whose History Is It? , Monthly Review: Vol. 48, No. 6: November 1996
- Joseph Fracchia, Organisms and Objectifications: A Historical-Materialist Inquiry into the 'Human and Animal' , Monthly Review: Vol. 68, No. 10: March 2017
- David B. Feldman, On Creative Destruction, Myths, and Revolution , Monthly Review: Vol. 72, No. 9 (February 2021)
- Chris Gilbert, Walter Benjamin in Venezuela , Monthly Review: Vol. 69, No. 5: October 2017
- Gregory S. Kealey, Herbert G. Gutman, 1928-1985, and the Writing of Working-Class History , Monthly Review: Vol. 38, No. 1: May 1986
- Richard York, Brett Clark, Natural History and the Nature of History , Monthly Review: Vol. 57, No. 7: December 2005
- John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, Hannah Holleman, Marx and the Indigenous , Monthly Review: Vol. 71, No. 9 (February 2020)
- Paul M. Sweezy, Leo Huberman, Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution , Monthly Review: Vol. 12, No. 3: July-August 1960
- Utsa Patnaik, Prabhat Patnaik, The Drain of Wealth , Monthly Review: Vol. 72, No. 9 (February 2021)
You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.