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Life outside of the United States is not, as I fear many Americans imagine, life in a cheaper and poorer and less efficient version of the United States.  As Ryszard Kapuściński notes in The Shadow and the Sun the white man is a “sort of outlandish and unseemly intruder” in Africa.  “He is ever afraid:  of mosquitoes, amoebas, scorpions, snakes—everything that moves fills him with fear, terror, panic.”