Eskinder Nega — Ethiopian Journalist born on December 30, 1968,

Eskinder Nega is an Ethiopian journalist and blogger who has been jailed seven times by the government of Meles Zenawi, including convictions for treason and terrorism. He received the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award in May 2012, and Amnesty International designated him a prisoner of conscience... (wikipedia)

I distinctly remember the vivacious optimism that inundated the United States when the Soviet Union imploded in the early 1990s. This was not glee generated by the doom of an implacable enemy, but thrill germinated by the real possibilities that the future held for freedom.
I am jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse.
Wont to unlearn from history, we aptly repeat even its most brazen mistakes.
All the great crimes of history, lest we forget, have their genesis in the moral wilderness of their times.
In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly.