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Title: David Ernest Apter, February 27, 1991
Authors: Apter, D.E.
Keywords: The Congo
Conor Cruise O'Brien
American African Policy
Volta Development Plan
Robert Gardiner
Issue Date: 8-May-2013
Description: The interview was recorded at the Yale University, on February 27, 1991. The Interviewer was James S. Sutterlin. Regarded as one of the world's leading political scientists, David Apter taught at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, the University of Chicago, the University of California and Yale University, where he held a joint appointment in political science and sociology, was a founding fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. In addition to teaching, Mr. Apter did field research on development, democratization and political violence in Africa, Latin America, Japan and China. During the Congo Crisis (1960-1966), Mr. Apter made several trips to the Congo to observe its path to independence. In this interview, conducted on 27 February 1991, he discussed his assessment of this period, described the personalities of the key political Congolese players at the time and gave his evaluation of the Congo's transition to independence.
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