We in SA could easily be forgiven for thinking we have the worst politicians in the world, in an era where public service and honour have been replaced by self-interest and corruption.

However, veteran journalist Peter Oborne’s entertaining and well-researched book, The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism, suggests that the decline and fall of political virtue is as globally widespread as the Covid-19 pandemic...

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