New Africa Book of the Day – 23 June 2015

The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures, by Herman J. Cohen Release Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: VELLUM With The Mind of the African Strongman, Herman J. Cohen, career ambassador and former Assistant Secretary of State, takes a look at what has helped and what has hindered economic development …

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Book Review: ‘South Africa’s War Against Capitalism’ by Walter E. Williams

This article originally appeared in Volume 3, Number 3, of International Freedom Review (Spring 1990). ENDING APARTHEID, ENDING SOCIALISM South Africa’s War Against Capitalism by Walter E. Williams [New York: Praeger (A Cato Institute Book), 1989, 159 pp., $19.95, cloth] Reviewed by Richard E. Sincere, Jr. The mythology of African liberation movements asserts that the …

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Book Review: ‘A History of South Africa’ by Leonard Thompson

This review first appeared in Volume 1, Number 1, of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Is Past Really Prologue? South Africa’s New Era Richard E. Sincere, Jr. A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990), 288 pp., illustrated, $29.95 cloth. The apartheid era of South African history has …

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Capsule Review: ‘Free at Last? U.S. Policy Toward Africa and the End of the Cold War’

Free at Last? U.S. Policy Toward Africa and the End of the Cold War, by Michael Clough. (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1992). 145 pp., $14.95 paper. This monograph provides a sweeping overview of U.S. policy toward Africa since the end of World War II, following trends through the era of decolonization, the use …

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Capsule Review: ‘No More Martyrs Now: Capitalism, Democracy, and Ordinary People’ by Don Caldwell

No More Martyrs Now: Capitalism, Democracy, and Ordinary People, by Don Caldwell (Johannesburg: Conrad Business Books, 1992), 272 pp., R40 paper. One of the more stimulating and frustrating challenges in post-apartheid South Africa is spreading the truth about free enterprise in the face of hostility, mythology, and simple misunderstanding. Caldwell, a writer and lecturer on business …

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