Jameson’s Raid (Elizabeth Longford). This country could have been a very different place it it weren’t for the avarice of Cecil Rhodes and his henchmen Leander Jameson, Alfred Beit and Lionel Phillips. Jameson’s filibuster scuppered an imminent compropmise between Kruger and the Uitlanders and set the course for a racially divided South Africa. Why did Nelson Mandela ever agree to link his name with that of the arch-imperialist and racist crook Rhodes?
Dot.con (John Cassidy). About the dotcom bubble. Now old history, but deju vu: “Walt Disney, Time Warner, and News Corporation each owned a wide broad range of assets – newspapers, magazines, television stations, broadcast networks, film studios, cable networks – but many of these properties were now widely regarded as antiquated, The old media itself was full of pieces about how the old media was doomed. Many of these pieces were ill-considered, but they prompted the media barons into action.” That was in 1994. Billions of dollars later (remember AOL-Time Warner?), it is still the same old story.
Nog altyd hier gewees (Herman Gilliomee). The story of Stellenbsoch’s brown community. Ouch. We do this to these people and then expect them to forgive and forget?