The National Interest � Blog Archive � Carl Niehaus, Shack-dweller & Mbeki: "I tried to make sense of the tragedy that is Carl Niehaus. I could not help but remember the man who hardly gets remembered these days: Thabo Mbeki. And while I thought of Mbeki and his lecture on the pursuit of wealth at all costs, I read an SMS posted on TV during a debate about the 2009 elections.
A viewer posted a commentary which stated: “Someone who parks a BMW outside his shack…and the shack spots a DSTV dish…is that person poor?” The question could have been asked of Carl. How did he decide to rent a R3 million mansion for R45 000 a month while he had a string of debts around his neck dating back years?"
Gilgamesh: it’s a long way to home - Gilgamesh by Joan London My rating: 4 of 5 stars Frank Clark, an Australian soldier, wounded in the First World War, marries Ada, an English orphan, and ta...
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