There has been no shortage of criticism of the West in recent years, particularly among the educated elite in Africa. For these mostly social media, tech-savvy folks, the idea that America’s power — that is the U.S. — and the Western civilisation are in decline is a popular view that is not far-fetched.

Discussions of new ways to organise society and new "knowledge" about human nature are prevalent on social media feeds, not least in physical forums. They are also a common theme in government-powered media organisations that aim to attract new audiences by selling an anti-Western narrative.

You will not be surprised to know that this writer finds it misleading and hence disagrees.

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