Where does SA fit into America’s ‘new consensus’?
/ 23 May 2023

Where does SA fit into America’s ‘new consensus’?

The United States is crafting a new foreign policy that keeps the economic superpower at its centre

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/ 28 May 2008

‘In America we have failed’

Sam Sole, the M&G‘s award-winning investigative reporter, and Matthew Burbidge, news editor of the M&G Online, interviewed Seymour Hersch, the original newsman, who says ”The wonderful thing about our profession is if we do it right, stories are not Democrat or Republican, left or right, hawk or dove, pro or anti-government. Stories are stories, and they’re just the truth.”

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/ 25 May 2008

US hails cricket fan’s novel that met 9/11 challenge

It is a subject that has engaged some of the biggest names in international letters: Don DeLillo in Falling Man, Ian McEwan in Saturday and Jonathan Safran Foer in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Each attempted to explain in imaginary terms that great reordering of western life, which happened on 9/11 when New York’s Twin Towers were destroyed by al-Qaeda terrorists.

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/ 6 May 2008

Slipping, sliding and climbing

If there was ever a period that so ably demonstrated the febrile nature of politics it has been the past week or two. As Jacob Zuma strode into Downing Street after having met with the British prime minister, looking surprisingly at ease in the media glare, Thabo Mbeki was quietly meeting King Mswati III which, with all due respect to the Swazi monarch, pretty much sums up the state of play: Zuma on the ascendant, Mbeki on the slide.