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Is South Africa going to make it? Are we going to become a shining example of a modern society, a proud member of the world’s leading countries? Are we going to be OK? Are we already OK? Or are our worst fears going to become a reality? In his new book: The Long View, JP Landman provides simple but compelling answers. He argues that we are missing the bigger picture; that viewing progress through media headlines is neither accurate nor helpful – and does nothing to further our understanding of the country.
By questioning and challenging the pre-conceived ideas and the media-portrayed examples of what members of the public might deem a ‘modern and developed’ society, Landman goes beyond the here and now to give readers a solid, long-term and informed view. He writes: “It’s information that you can hold on to. Something that gives you a proper understanding of the realities of South Africa.”
Although The Long View outlines the glaring realities of our country, it also demonstrates that not everything is going wrong. The author gives us hope that things are on the rise.
In this session of We Read For You, Prof Marius Ungerer unpacks the essence of The Long View, a new book by JP Landman.