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G. Pascal Zachary is the author of the memoir Married to Africa: A Love Story and The Diversity Advantage: Multicultural Identity in the New World Economy. From 1989 to 2001, he was a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal. Zachary has contributed articles to In These Times for more than 20 years and edits the blog Africa Works, about the political economy of sub-Saharan Africa.

Born in Brooklyn, Zachary was raised on Long Island and studied philosophy at the University of Albany. He moved to northern California in 1978, where he joined the last staff of the Berkeley Barb, a dissenting weekly, and later was a reporter and columnist at the Santa Barbara News & Review, a worker-owned weekly. He also worked as a writer and editor for Williamette Week (Portland, Ore.), the San Jose Mercury News and Time Inc.’s Business 2.0 magazine.

Over 25 years, he has published articles in many newspapers, magazines and journals, including Foreign Policy, Fortune, In These Times, Mother Jones, Project Syndicate, The New Republic, Wilson Quarterly and Wired.

Zachary contributed a column on technological change to The New York Times in 2007 and 2008. He is the author of four books, including Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century (1997). He is currently working on a book about the new science of physical surveillance.

Feature
Mikhail Gorbachev’s Late Career as a New Age Toastmaster
The former Soviet leader clung to a vision of globalization that let corporate power run amok.
G. Pascal Zachary
Viewpoint
Obama’s Iraq Folly
The U.S. needs diplomacy, not air strikes.
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
Nigerian Philosopher Calls for Culture Shift
The debate among sub-Saharan intellectuals about modernity and traditionalism.
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
Obama and Africa
Rhetoric aside, a close look at what the president has done in sub-Saharan Africa.
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
The Will to Secede
With the re-election of Barack Obama, secession rears its head.
G. Pascal Zachary
Viewpoint
After Bin Laden, Obama’s Opportunity Knocks
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
Stalking the Wild Potato
Peru, birthplace of the spud, struggles to protect its biodiversity.
G. Pascal Zachary
Obama Fired McChrystal—and Missed a Major Opportunity
G. Pascal Zachary
United Nations (Sort of) Condemns Ongoing U.S. Drone Assassinations
G. Pascal Zachary
Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s Future and Genocide’s Legacy
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
The Oracle of Africa
Chinua Achebe reminds us that his continent's problems are as old as colonialism.
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Get Out Now
The case for an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan.
G. Pascal Zachary
Viewpoint
Jacob Zuma: Sub-Saharan Populist
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
The Trouble with French Identity
The riots in France reveal the cracks in its national project
G. Pascal Zachary
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See No Evil
How American businesses collaborate with China's repressive government
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
Bush Meat
G. Pascal Zachary
Dispatch
Opting Out of Africa
For Bush, Liberia is not worth the effort
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
Is There Hope for Africa?
G. Pascal Zachary
Dispatch
Dictating Democracy
In Kenya, a change in leaders may not mean all it seems.
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
The Cheerleader
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
Let’s Make a Movie
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
Living the Highlife
G. Pascal Zachary
Viewpoint
FBI Goodbye
Give defense a chance. Why not use this as a rallying cry for progressives?
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
Vote For Your Favorite Dictator
Rigged elections are widespread throughout Africa, not just in Zimbabwe.
G. Pascal Zachary
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The New America
How immigration is transforming our society
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
My Favorite Coltrane
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
OF FOOD AND BOMBS
Humanitarian aid has become a weapon of war
G. Pascal Zachary
Dispatch
Project Censored
There's freedom of speech in Singapore. Just watch what you say.
G. Pascal Zachary
Feature
Borneo’s Breakdown
G. Pascal Zachary
Culture
Loving the Highlife
G. Pascal Zachary