Titolo: South Africa's Brave New World: The Beloved ...
Casa editrice: Overlook Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "R.W. Johnson is a historian, but also a polemical journalist, and he writes with passion about the present. He provides a robustly liberal critique of the new South Africa." - Economist "The South Africa correspondent for the (London) Sunday Times and a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books , Mr. Johnson has been a prolific critic of the ANC's 16-year tenure in power. South Africa's Brave New World, his political history of the post-apartheid era, amounts to a book-length indictment of the ANC. Its leaders come through as so corrupt, lecherous and violent that governance is not even an afterthought. "If we didn't dine with thugs and crooks," says one to Mr. Johnson, "then we'd always eat alone." The book is a catalog of sins and rumors. It is big and disorganized but filled with credible gossip-like the Trevor Manuel story-and therefore a delight." --. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1590204107
Riassunto: The universal jubilation that greeted Nelson Mandela¹s inauguration of South Africa in 1994 and the banishment of apartheid is one of the most thrilling, hopeful stories in the modern era. This book tells the story of South Africa from that magic period to the bitter disappointment of the present.
L'autore: R.W. Johnson has spent much of his life thinking and writing about South Africa. An anti-apartheid activist since his teens, he is one of the few people alive who heard public speeches given by both Verwoerd and Mandela before the latter was imprisoned. An ANC supporter, he narrowly escaped jail before arriving in England as a Rhodes Scholar. He went on to become a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1977 his seminal book How Long Will South Africa Survive? was published. Johnson's long exile left him with few illusions about the ANC and its Communist party allies, but with South Africa's liberation he returned to live in the new South Africa, and headed the Helen Suzman Foundation. R.W. Johnson is the South Africa correspondent for the Sunday Times.
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