How to Make a Banana Republic
May 2, 2011

 By Zafar Imam

Banana Republics have mushroomed in our times. Let it be the East or the West; let it be a ‘democratic’ rule or an autocratic one, they are found every where developing with rapid speed. Even those states of past which were considered ‘welfare states’ are now rolling back their character and are fast lining up in queue for becoming banana republics. But most of these banana Republics exist in third world, chiefly the ex-colonial countries. Thus, it poses a great question before us that how a banana republic is made. Off Course, this question requires our fair attention. To make a banana republic, you surely don’t need any bananas. That’s why we are here presenting ‘How Tos’ of a banana republic. (more…)