About Amanuel Hidrat

Amanuel Hidrat, is a political activist and a passionate writer in the current struggle against the Eritrean regime. His extensive writings are focused on constitution and constitutionalism, constitutional process, nature of governments, and grievances of the social groups. His articles can be found “Tebeges”, a rich column at that archives over 150 articles. He has been writing at Ntsebraq in Tigrinya since 1998, and in English since 2000. Through his writings, , he promotes "multicultural liberalism" and "multicultural constitutionalism" that provides a fair share to social groups in the decision making process of governance. Amanuel believes it’s not individuals, but ”our social groups”, that should be the building blocks of the Eritrean nation state. Amanuel studied “Industrial chemistry" at the Poly-technical Institute in Ethiopia, and "Clinical Pharmacy" at St John's University in the US.

Eritrea: A Victim of Modern Necropolitics

“My job is making windows where there were once walls” [Michel Foucault] Introduction In search of an integrative discourse for

HardTalk: Group Rights And Identity Politics

Introduction: The term “Identity politics” is popularized as a political discourse in the higher educational institutions, since 1970s. Identity politics

Good Governance and The Challenges of Eritrean Cultural Diversity

“This essay was originally submitted to Awate as a contribution to a journal planned to be issued after the establishment

Perceptions & Values: Transforming the Eritrean Minds

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your window on the world. Scrub them off every once in a

The Allyship Model of Anti-Marginalization Struggle

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Goethe Dawit Mesfin’s recent article “All about

Stand up Before You Become A Victim Of The Beast  

“Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him (her) last. All of them

A Nation Born Out of A Struggle And Arguments Failed To Unite It’s Diversity

INTRODUCTION: In sociology and political studies, the term diversity describes differences by identifying features that includes ethnic classifications, ideological philosophies,

Know Your Enemy And Thyself: Act Accordingly

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you

Constitutional Reform And Reconciliation

Introduction:The major division of thoughts in philosophy is the relationship between “being” and “thinking” and the definition of what the

Critiques And The Politics of Truth: “EASE” Demonstrated Afar’s Grievances

“No theory can develop without encountering a wall, and practice is necessary for piercing this wall” [Gilles Deleuze] Introduction  On

Tunisian Model: Analogical Reasoning for Eritrea’s Democratic Transition

“We shall patiently bear the trials that fate impose on us. We shall work for others without rest” [Anton Chekhov,

Decentralized Unitary Governance: A Poison Model Or A Panacea

Overview The terms “centralization” and “decentralization” as new political phenomenon for governmental structures came into usage in France in 1794

Eritrea’s Prospect: Joining The league Of Hybrid Regimes

The war against superstition and totalitarian mentality is an endless war. In Protean form, it is fought and refought in

Eritrean Politics: A Proto-Version Of Never Land

Theorists and practitioners always have different perspectives. Theorists think about synchronism or simultaneous occurrences and assume reliable approaches. Practitioners on

Critique of Pure Reason: Concepts Aren’t Ambiguity of Ostension

Critique of pure reason was the first book of Immanuel Kant in 1781. The purpose of authoring the book was

Democratic Coup In Eritrea: Unrealistic Utopian Project

Prelude In October 5, 2008, I called on the Eritrean Defense Force (EDF) to avoid the war and defend the

An Axe That Breaks Down: YG’S Diagnostic Fallacy

Franz Kafka was quoted by the crusading noble laureate for literature, Nadine Gordimer, calling literature as “an ax to break

U-Turns Regression: Two Opposition, Two Eritreas

“In truth, there is no pain but comfort, no fear but courage, no chaos but order, no betrayal but trust

Political Dialogue Symposium Needed

[This is a speech presented on March 8, 2014 at the Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) Symposium, in the metro Washington-DC,

Contours of change And Equilibrium of its Parts (P-V)

Hard Talk: The contours of change And the Equilibrium of its Parts (Part-V)    [This writer warns not to push the