• The Berlin Shadow

    The Berlin Shadow

    Jonathan Lichtenstein, The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport (London: Scribner, 2020) HANS Eugen Lichtenstein, aged 12, arrived alone from Berlin at London’s Liverpool Street station in mid-1939, one of ten thousand […]

     
  • Views on the world as lockdown lifts: part four, uncertainty and confusion

    Views on the world as lockdown lifts: part four, uncertainty and confusion

    ‘IF you’re not confused, you haven’t been paying attention’ (Tom Peters, rough paraphrase There are, quite suddenly, increasing numbers of new cases of coronavirus in the UK, the R number is now 1–1.2, and a […]

     
  • Death Flight

    Death Flight

    Michael Schmidt, Death Flight: Apartheid’s Secret Doctrine of Disappearance (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) PARKED at an East Rand airport you may find a Piper Seneca II, registered ZS-KFG. This is the aircraft used in the […]

     
  • War Party: How the ANC's Political Killings are Breaking South Africa

    War Party: How the ANC’s Political Killings are Breaking South Africa

    Greg Ardé, War Party: How the ANC’s Political Killings are Breaking South Africa (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) ORGANISED crime resorts readily to violence; so it is no surprise that the ANC, which Durban-based journalist Greg […]