Rabat - Intellectuals seem to have lost their voices. We do not hear anymore of public debates of philosophical issues and of literary theories nor of controversies over competing political science theories. Scholarly discussions have become rare and are limited to very few doctoral defenses. Instead, we are witnessing exchanges of beliefs and confrontations of contrary hard convictions that inevitably end with threats and accusations of some sort of apostasy. In this context, leadership has come to mean the capacity to perpetuate inherited stereotypes and thinking models.

My way or the highway
Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.