Category Archives: Apartheid

George Thomas Clark Podcast #2 – Visiting South Africa

Doug Nareau, a Sacramento attorney and world traveller, recently returned from a month in South Africa where he toured the great cities of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesberg as well as some of the beautiful towns along the southern coast. In addition to tourism, Clark and Nareau discuss South African history, Nelson Mandela, current crime, […]

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The New Bernie Sanders

Bernie’s in South Carolina trouble. Good old boys and girls down here are worried as hell he’s not only Jewish he’s a communist. And in this debate his Democratic primary adversaries are plenty heated up, too, lashing from all sides as locals cheer. Peach-fuzz Pete Buttigieg says, “It’s time to stop acting like the presidency […]

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Netanyahu Young and Old

A generation ago young Benjamin Netanyahu, then Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, appeared on numerous American news telecasts, and I recall thinking what a bright and articulate fellow he was, and considered him reasonable in asserting Israel’s right of self defense while also at least suggesting the Palestinians had rights and legitimate aspirations in […]

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House Hunter in Palestine

Our home is not a house but a shack offering two small old rooms without air conditioning and no heat but a plug-in device that little warms us on cold Palestinian nights. My ancient pickup truck barely runs over unpaved roads in and around our crowded village, and I can’t use the excellent highways Israelis […]

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Home Sweet Home

Business is great, and I’m hiring more workers this week. We’ll soon be building fifteen hundred new housing units in the West Bank. The Palestinians are outraged but we don’t care. They can’t stop us and we can’t stop ourselves. Every time they scratch themselves or, more worrisome, exercise democratic rights, we pick up our […]

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Mandela v. Obama

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

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Viva Madiba

I like Mort Zuckerman’s one-word characterization of Mandela last night on PBS: Incandescent. Viva Madiba

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