Focus 40 - 4th Quarter 2005

Mbeki's credibility is on the line: Editorial. Israel is a democracy in which Arabs vote: Benjamin Pogrund disagrees with those who describe Israel as an apartheid state and labels their views as facile.
Mbeki's credibility is on the line

Summary - Liberation movements come to power amid high hopes that they will usher in more equitable societies. Inevitably, however, they transmute into political parties and become increasingly mundane. Their leaders shed their glamour and, frequently, become scheming politicians.

Tobias: scientist extraordinaire

We note the latest of Philip Tobias’s achievements — marking his 80th birthday with the publishing of a new book, a memoir, eminently accessible to the layperson.