This week he spoke to Alexander Parker, who discussed his new book “50 People Who Messed Up the World".
Description on Amazon:
From drug lords, drug cheats and the morally corrupt to political despots and plain, old crackpots - the twentieth century certainly saw its fair share of villains.
Be it through politics, war, sport, culture or just their general idiocy, these are men and women of infamy who have steered our good ship “Humanity” towards the World-War-fighting, smart-phone-tapping age we are mired in today.
“50 People Who Messed Up the World” brings together the nastiest names from the last century and beyond in one highly unpleasant yet hilarious package.
Nasty names such as Stalin, Hideki Tojo and Chairman Mao make up a murderers’ row of historically horrible figures, alongside more recent sordid celebs including Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Lance Armstrong.
Each entry offers a sharply sardonic and scathingly thorough profile, accompanied by hilarious mono illustrations from award-winning cartoonist Zapiro.
Treading the delicate balance between cynicism and optimism, Alexander Parker and Tim Richman offend and entertain in equal measure in this delightfully scornful read.
For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
People stuff up the world through bad music… it’s not just a body count.— Alexander Parker
Hitler is Captain Obvious in here…— Alexander Parker
Verwoerd and Malan are kind of obvious…— Alexander Parker
Trump is special in his own way… he’s almost a function of the decline in the United States…— Alexander Parker
The history of the Korean Peninsula… is eye-watering horrible…— Alexander Parker
The book was carefully read by my publishers, but not as carefully as their lawyers.— Alexander Parker
Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
Bruce Whitfield interviews Mkhuseli Khusta, author of “To Survive and Succeed: From Farm Boy to Businessman”.
Ray White (on The Money Show) interviews Douglas Kruger, author of “What Makes Them Great? 50 Ways to Become the Industry Leader”.
Review of “Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career” by David Burkus.
Exposed! Blonde mistress, racing horses, unparalleled extravagance… The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews James Brent Styan.
Timing is not an art – it’s a science – says Daniel Pink, bestselling author of “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”.
Valerie Pole took R1000 and turned it into a thriving micro-business. She then wrote a book to help others do the same.
Head Chef and Owner at Riverine Rabbit Ash Heeger explains why she rebranded the popularly known Ash restaurant.
A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.
Premier Helen Zille describes Yach as one of the most generous, warm, open-hearted and community-driven people she's ever known.
Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.
Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.
Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.
These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.