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John Matisonn | Cyril’s Choices | “We’re letting Russia and China eat our lunch!”

In this episode, Britt Lawton sat down with renowned political journalist and author John Matisonn to discuss the topics covered in his latest book ‘Cyril’s Choices.’ Lessons from 25 Years of Freedom in South Africa.

CHAPTERS: 01:15 – Overview of ‘God, Spies & Lies from 2015’ and ‘Cyril’s Choices, 2019’ 02:35 – “We’re letting China and Russia ‘eat our lunch'” 05:45 – The rise of South Africa’s “Oligarch’s” – The Gupta’s & Russia 06:40 – Research, ‘I read a lot of government reports so you don’t have to.’ 09:30 – Cyril, Civil Society & Political Will 11:55 – The 4th industrial Revolution 14;40 – The Green New Deal 17:40 – Relationship between Business & State 19:40 – On Self-publishing

Following his 2015 book ‘God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa’s Future Through Its Past,’ Matisonn launched ‘Cyril’s Choices’ at THE BLUE HOUSE – David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

John Matisonn, Britt Lawton & Dieulv Zeng Tshingej at the David Krut Bookstore and gallery – THE BLUE HOUSE – 151 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood

John Matisonn was a William F. Benton Fellow at the University of Chicago in 1991-1992, a Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies writing fellow in 2014 and 2018, and a member of the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation in 2017 and 2018. Hosted and produced by Britt Lawton The David Krut Podcast is a production of David Krut Projects. For more information visit our website www.davidkrutprojects.com Facebook/ Instagram @Davidkrutprojects