Men make their own history

‘Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.

The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living’- (Karl Marx, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, 1852).

It is a pleasure and an honour to have been afforded this opportunity to share some thoughts with you on the occasion of the launch of my brother’s book: ‘Better to Die on One’s Feet’: One man’s Journey from Robben Island to Freedom’.

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Mind your health

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