To end the mess SA is in, we must understand what caused it

If you want to comprehend the dynamics that have played out since 1994, spend time with Wahbie Long’s new book

The other day I asked the sales clerk at Exclusive Books to retrieve two books for me. One of my own, Learning Lessons, and one by a brilliant young UCT psychologist, Wahbie Long, called Nation on a Couch: Inside South Africa’s Mind. She first brought my book and with a long face and limp-wrist gave me my work. Less than a minute later the same woman appeared with Prof Long’s book, suddenly looking radiant and excited: “Now THIS book is really selling, hey!” We had a good laugh, but I know why the Long book is making waves...

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