OPINION | Beware those who come bearing gifts and flatter

As part of Brics we need to guard against any false sense of security

Way back when I was at high school, I used to sit at the same table as perhaps the biggest bully or “strongman” at our school. He was big and muscular with a hoarse voice; a real picture of fearlessness, and possibly of terror for tiny guys like me. This was the guy I found kicking another boy on the ground repeatedly on the first day I arrived at our hostel, despite of the other guy’s profuse apologies.

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