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Fire And Fury - Inside The Trump White House (Hardcover): Michael Wolff Fire And Fury - Inside The Trump White House (Hardcover)
Michael Wolff 3
R639 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R120 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.

The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous―and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.

Among the revelations:

  • What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
  • What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
  • Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
  • Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
  • Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
  • What the secret to communicating with Trump is
  • What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

The Fall Of The ANC Continues - What Next? (Paperback): Prince Mashele, Mzukisi Qobo The Fall Of The ANC Continues - What Next? (Paperback)
Prince Mashele, Mzukisi Qobo
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

''When we said [in 2014] the ANC was falling, many people in the ANC thought we were suffering from the worst form of madness. But today those who said so then secretly approach us to ask: "How did you foresee all this?" By "this" they mean all the internal political mess the ANC has brought to itself since we wrote the first edition of this book. Indeed, a lot of "this" has taken place over the past three years. That is why the title of this second edition is The Fall of the ANC Continues." Political governance in South Africa continues to collapse. Scandals of corruption, evidence of nepotism, rampant maladministration in provinces, incompetence in public offices and a general decline in the quality of leadership are there for all to see. In the view of Prince Mashele and Mzukisi Qobo, this state of affairs has its origins in the messiness and collapse of the African National Congress. As helplessness deepens in our society, concerned citizens ask: "What will happen to South Africa?" The Fall of the ANC Continues seeks to answer this question of the fate that awaits the country.

Saving Justice - Truth, Transparency, and Trust (Hardcover): James Comey Saving Justice - Truth, Transparency, and Trust (Hardcover)
James Comey
R521 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R92 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'An absolutely fascinating read.' Emily Maitlis James Comey, former FBI Director and Sunday Times number one bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he's had a long, varied career in the law and justice system. He knows better than most just what a force for good the US justice system can be, and how far afield it has strayed during the Trump Presidency. In his much-anticipated follow-up to A Higher Loyalty, Comey uses anecdotes and lessons from his career to show how the federal justice system works. From prosecuting mobsters as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the 1980s to grappling with the legalities of anti-terrorism work as the Deputy Attorney General in the early 2000s to, of course, his tumultuous stint as FBI director beginning in 2013, Comey shows just how essential it is to pursue the primacy of truth for federal law enforcement. Saving Justice is gracefully written and honestly told, a clarion call for a return to fairness and equity in the law.

You're Fired - The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump (Standard format, CD): Paul Begala You're Fired - The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump (Standard format, CD)
Paul Begala
R766 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R215 (28%) Out of stock
Promises to Keep (Paperback): Joe Biden Promises to Keep (Paperback)
Joe Biden
R269 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R80 (30%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
A Warning (Paperback): Anonymous A Warning (Paperback)
Anonymous
R369 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R65 (18%) Out of stock
Eight days in September - The removal of Thabo Mbeki (Paperback): Frank Chikane Eight days in September - The removal of Thabo Mbeki (Paperback)
Frank Chikane
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Eight Days in September is a riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the turbulent eight-day period in September 2008 that led to the removal of Thabo Mbeki as president of South Africa. As secretary of the cabinet and head (director-general) of the presidency at the time, Frank Chikane was directly responsible for managing the transition from Mbeki to Kgalema Motlanthe, and then on to Jacob Zuma, and was one of only a few who had a front-row seat to the unfolding drama. Eight Days in September builds substantially on the so-called Chikane Files, a series of controversial articles Chikane published with Independent Newspapers in July 2010, to provide an insider's perspective on this key period in South Africa's recent history, and to explore Thabo Mbeki's legacy.

Omstrede Land - Die Historiese Ontwikkeling Van Die Suid-Afrikaanse Grondvraagstuk in Suid-Afrika, 1652-2011 (Afrikaans,... Omstrede Land - Die Historiese Ontwikkeling Van Die Suid-Afrikaanse Grondvraagstuk in Suid-Afrika, 1652-2011 (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Louis Changuion, Bertus Steenkamp
R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Die bewindsoorname van 'n oorwegend swart regerende party in 1994 het 'n nuwe beleid ten opsigte van grondbesit in Suid-Afrika ingelui. Hierdie beleid is daarop ingestel om die wanbalans wat grondbesit betref reg te stel, dus om van die blanke grondeienaars, wat by verre die grootste deel van die landbougrond besit, grond weg te neem en dit aan die swart bevolkingsgroep, wat tussen 75% en 80% van die totale landsbevolking uitmaak, beskikbaar te stel. Die veronderstelling is dat die meeste blanke grondeienaars (of hulle voorsate) die grond wat hulle besit wederregtelik bekom het en dit daarom nou aan die 'regmatige' eienaars moet teruggee. Daar bestaan ook 'n persepsie dat alle grond aan swart mense oorgedra moet word dat die klok teruggedraai moet word na die tyd toe Afrika swart was en wit mense slegs in Europa eiendom besit het. Die skrywers vra die vraag of grondhervorming in Suid-Afrika wel enigsins haalbaar of nodig is? Kan die ander bevolkingsgroepe van die land, die wittes en gekleurdes, daarop aanspraak maak dat die land ook aan hulle behoort. Kan hulle dus se: 'Dit is ons land ook'?

Jacob's Ladder (Hardcover): Michael Ashcroft Jacob's Ladder (Hardcover)
Michael Ashcroft 1
R529 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the most prominent and controversial figures in contemporary British politics. He is a man who divides opinion in his own party, in Parliament and across the country. An arch-Brexiteer with significant business interests and a large personal fortune, he has long been a vocal critic of the European Union and of Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal. As chairman of the powerful anti-EU organisation the European Research Group, he has also been a thorn in the side of those seeking to dilute Brexit. While many people mock him for his impeccable manners and traditional attitudes - he has been dubbed `the Honourable Member for the eighteenth century' - an equally great number applaud him for his apparent conviction politics. Undoubtedly, Rees-Mogg stands out among the current crop of MPs and his growing influence cannot be ignored. In this wide-ranging unauthorised biography of the Conservative Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, Michael Ashcroft, bestselling author of Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron, turns his attention to one of the most intriguing politicians of our time.

Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House (Paperback, International ed.): Michael Wolff Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House (Paperback, International ed.)
Michael Wolff 1
R235 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R143 (61%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Why We're Polarized (Paperback): Ezra Klein Why We're Polarized (Paperback)
Ezra Klein
R385 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R58 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Truth And Reconciliation Commission - A Jacana Pocket History (Paperback): Mary Ingouville Burton The Truth And Reconciliation Commission - A Jacana Pocket History (Paperback)
Mary Ingouville Burton
R175 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

15 April 2016 marked 20 years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings began. The TRC was set up to give an opportunity for perpetrators of human rights transgressions to come clean about the atrocities that happened during those evil days of apartheid. Sadly, only half of the truth came to the fore. Many families still do not know what happened to their loved ones.

There are few people better placed than Mary Burton to write about the TRC, having been one of its Commissioners. Burton’s pocket book provides an informed account from the inside of the process and workings of the TRC and a measured and balanced assessment of its outcomes and significance.

Even at the time of its existence, the TRC came in for criticism from a variety of quarters: both the African National Congress and ex-President FW de Klerk took legal action to challenge or prevent the publication of the Commission’s report; however, the Commission also fulfilled a vital and important role in the transition from apartheid to democracy, and it has become a model for other countries wishing to undertake similar journeys to deal with past atrocities and come to some kind of national resolution, reconciliation or closure.

The American Congress (Paperback, 9th Revised edition): Stevens-Smith, Jason M. Roberts, Ryan J. Vander Wielen The American Congress (Paperback, 9th Revised edition)
Stevens-Smith, Jason M. Roberts, Ryan J. Vander Wielen
R1,540 Discovery Miles 15 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ninth edition of this respected textbook provides a fresh perspective and a crisp introduction to congressional politics. Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and scholarship, the new edition reflects changes resulting from the November 2014 elections and such developments as (a) a new majority party in the Senate, (b) new campaign spending numbers and election outcomes, rules, committees, leaders, and budget developments, and (c) recent political science literature that provides new perspectives on the institution. The text emphasizes the importance of a strong legislature and has discussion questions and further reading. Alongside clear explanations of congressional rules and the law-making process, there are examples from contemporary events and debates that highlight Congress as a group of politicians as well as a law-making body. These recent developments are presented within the context of congressional political history.

Improving public policy for good governance (Paperback, 4th ed): F. Cloete, B. Rabie Improving public policy for good governance (Paperback, 4th ed)
F. Cloete, B. Rabie 1
R655 R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Save R69 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Essentially, good governance is the primary mission of the public sector. Effective policy management is a crucial component of good governance if the desired improvements in society are to be achieved. A thorough understanding of the nature, content, processes and outcomes of public policy is not only imperative for continually improving public sector governance, but also vital for establishing good public management on a daily basis. The fourth edition of Improving public policy for good governance has been updated and revised substantially. It focuses on integrating the functionally specialised agencies of government, business, labour and civil society into a holistic and efficient policy network. This is necessary in an attempt to deal with the complexities of transformational leadership while addressing optimal development and public services delivery in society, amidst an ever advancing digital era that is under increasing resource constraints. This book bridges the theory and practice of public policy by linking them in a user-friendly manner. It explains what public policy is and should be, why and how it is created, and how public policy content, processes, outputs and outcomes can be improved to promote optimal good governance. Furthermore, it shows how to achieve sustainable developmental goals in the information society of the 21st century, particularly in complex developing countries. This edition also contains a new chapter on competing values and the ethics of public policy. Among other issues, it addresses the intractable problems of corruption and nepotism that are endemic to any policy system. Each chapter also includes references to the latest published South African and international resources on various aspects of public policy. Improving public policy for good governance is essential reading material for all students, researchers and practitioners in the field of public policy who require knowledge, insight and/or practical skills in this important field. All contributors are experienced public-policy educators, practitioners and evaluators. Fanie Cloete is Emeritus Professor of Policy Analysis in the Department of Public Management and Governance at the University of Johannesburg, as well as in the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University. He is also a legacy chair of the SA Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Christo de Coning is Professor Extraordinaire in the School for Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, as well as the Founding Board Member of the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace, and the Managing Director of the Institute for Sport and Development. Henry Wissink is Professor of Public Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also the former Dean and Head of the School of Management, IT and Governance at UKZN and former Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Governmental Studies at the former PE Technikon, which became the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Babette Rabie is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the master's programme at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University. She is currently the Book Review Editor for the international journal Evaluation and Program Planning (Elsevier) and a legacy chair of the SA Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA).

Un-Trumping America - A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again (Paperback): Dan Pfeiffer Un-Trumping America - A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again (Paperback)
Dan Pfeiffer
R408 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Preventable - The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response... Preventable - The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response (Hardcover)
Andy Slavitt
R589 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Is American Democracy in Crisis? - The Munk Debates (Paperback): E.J. Dionne Jr., Andrew Sullivan, Newt Gingrich, Kimberley... Is American Democracy in Crisis? - The Munk Debates (Paperback)
E.J. Dionne Jr., Andrew Sullivan, Newt Gingrich, Kimberley Strassel
R298 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R55 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Our country is now as close to crossing the line from democracy to autocracy as it has been in our lifetimes." - E. J. Dionne, Jr. It is the public debate of the moment: is Donald Trump precipitating a crisis of American democracy? For some the answer is an emphatic "yes." Trump's disregard for the institutions and political norms of U.S. democracy is imperiling the Republic. The sooner his presidency collapses the sooner the healing can begin and the ship of state righted. For others Trump is not the villain in this drama. Rather, his young presidency is the conduit, not the cause, of Americans' deep-seated anger towards a privileged and self-dealing Washington elite. Trump's disruption of politics as usual is what America needs to start the process of restoring democracy by the people, for the people. The twenty-first semi-annual Munk Debate, held on October 12th, 2017, pits award-winning journalist E. J. Dionne, Jr. and influential author and blogger Andrew Sullivan against former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and bestselling author and editor Kimberley Strassel to debate the current crisis of American democracy.

The Room Where It Happened - A White House Memoir (Standard format, CD): John Bolton The Room Where It Happened - A White House Memoir (Standard format, CD)
John Bolton; Read by Robert Petkoff; Epilogue by John Bolton
R998 R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Save R278 (28%) In stock
South Africa: The Present As History - From Mrs. Ples To Mandela & Marikana (Paperback): John S Saul, Patrick Bond South Africa: The Present As History - From Mrs. Ples To Mandela & Marikana (Paperback)
John S Saul, Patrick Bond
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The world wanted South Africa’s true, liberated history – and the writing of it – to begin in 1994, but deep contradictions have quickly bubbled to the surface, revealing a society gripped in turmoil.

The results of all this have been, of course, paradoxical: a series of elections since 1994 seemed to confirm the ANC’s hold, both popular and legitimate, on power. Yet, simultaneously, South Africa has found itself with one of the world’s highest rates of protest and dissent, expressed both in the work-place and on township streets, in universities and technicons, clinics and central city squares. 16 August 2014 saw the lives of nearly three dozen platinum mineworkers end prematurely and violently. The premeditated “Marikana Massacre” demonstrated to the world how little Nelson Mandela’s ANC had changed South Africa’s core power relations, notwithstanding the dramatic, heroic victory over racist rule in 1994.

South Africa: The Present as History traces South African history from early days through the long European conquest and into two decades of democracy. The current socio-economic paradox – one that finds inequality, unemployment and poverty worsening since 1994 – reflect Mandela’s early 1990s concessions, choices which reduced the pursuit of genuine socio-economic and political transformation to the mere realisation of what can best be termed ‘low-intensity democracy’.

Analysing tensions exemplified by Marikana, the authors consider potential futures for an increasingly volatile society. Genuine liberatory possibilities could continue to be vanquished – but that is not the only possible results of today’s turmoil.

In the Arena - Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America (Paperback): Pete Hegseth In the Arena - Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America (Paperback)
Pete Hegseth
R351 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R62 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Firebrand - Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Maga Revolution (Hardcover): Congressman Matt Gaetz Firebrand - Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Maga Revolution (Hardcover)
Congressman Matt Gaetz
R554 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lines in the Sand - Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay (Paperback): Steve Bickerstaff Lines in the Sand - Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay (Paperback)
Steve Bickerstaff
R940 R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Save R196 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The events of 2003 in Texas were important to the political history of this country. Congressman Tom DeLay led a Republican effort to gerrymander the state's thirty-two congressional districts to defeat all ten of the Anglo Democratic incumbents and to elect more Republicans; Democratic state lawmakers fled the state in an effort to defeat the plan. The Lone Star State uproar attracted attention worldwide. The Republicans won this showdown, gaining six additional seats from Texas and protecting the one endangered Republican incumbent. Some of the methods used by DeLay to achieve this result, however, led to his criminal indictment and ultimately to his downfall.

With its eye-opening research, readable style, and insightful commentary, Lines in the Sand provides a front-line account of what happened in 2003, often through the personal stories of members of both parties and of the minority activist groups caught in a political vortex. Law professor Steve Bickerstaff provides much-needed historical perspective and also probes the aftermath of the 2003 redistricting, including the criminal prosecutions of DeLay and his associates and the events that led to DeLay's eventual resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives. As a result, Bickerstaff graphically shows a dark underside of American politics--the ruthless use of public institutional power for partisan gain.

Speaking for Myself - Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House (Hardcover): Sarah Huckabee... Speaking for Myself - Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House (Hardcover)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
R628 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sanders advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. She was at the President's side for two and a half years, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and accompanying the President on every international trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders - all while unfailingly exhibiting grace under pressure. Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sarah as "irreplaceable," a "warrior" and "very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job." Now, in Speaking for Myself, Sarah Huckabee Sanders describes what it was like on the front lines and inside the White House, discussing her faith, the challenges of being a working mother at the highest level of American politics, her relationship with the press, and her unique role in the historic fight raging between the Trump administration and its critics for the future of our country. This frank, revealing, and engaging memoir will offer a truly unique perspective on the most important issues and events of the era, and unprecedented access to both public and behind-the-scenes conversations within the Trump White House.

Heroes or Villains? - The Blair Government Reconsidered (Paperback): Jon Davis, John Rentoul Heroes or Villains? - The Blair Government Reconsidered (Paperback)
Jon Davis, John Rentoul
R354 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Tony Blair was the political colossus in Britain for thirteen years, winning three elections in a row for New Labour, two of them by huge majorities. However, since leaving office he has been disowned by many in his own party, with the term 'Blairite' becoming an insult. The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader in 2015 seemed to be, if not an equal, at least an opposite reaction to Blair's long dominance of the centre and left of British politics. Drawing on new contributions from most of the main players in the Blair government, including Tony Blair himself, Jon Davis and John Rentoul reconsider the history and common view of New Labour against its record of delivering moderate social democracy. They show how New Labour was not one party but two, and how it essentially governed as a coalition, much like the government that followed it. This book tells the inside story of how Tony Blair worked out, late in the day, his ideas for improving the NHS and school reform; how he groped towards, and was eventually defined by, a foreign policy of liberal interventionism; how he managed a difficult relationship with his Chancellor for ten years; and how Gordon Brown finally took over just as the boom went bust and the New Labour era came to an end. Rentoul and Davis reveal how the governing tribes dealt with each other in the New Labour years: not simply the 'Blairites' and the 'Brownites', but the 'temporary' ministers and the 'permanent', under-reported civil servants who worked alongside them. Many of the arguments that raged within and around the Blair government of 1997-2007 remain very much alive: reform of public services; the right course for the divided Labour Party; and the Iraq war. The Blair Government Reconsidered aims at a balanced account of how decisions were made, to allow the reader to make up their own mind about controversies that still dominate politics today.

Desk 88 - Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America (Paperback): Sherrod Brown Desk 88 - Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America (Paperback)
Sherrod Brown
R400 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R68 (17%) Out of stock
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