Clicks’s naïve bid to right a wrong merely gave the EFF thugs ...

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Clicks’s naïve bid to right a wrong merely gave the EFF thugs more power

Its concessions in the hair row mean violent extremists can veto the rights of peaceful commerce in SA

Columnist

Peace is a universal desired end and its achievement is as cherished even as the concept remains often elusive.

“Peace with honour” is an even better idea, suggesting that its attainment can be founded on principle.

It is just a pity that the term is imperishably associated with the man who first claimed to have achieved this rare combination – Neville Chamberlain, prime minister of Britain (1937-1940). He flourished a piece of paper after meeting Adolf Hitler in Munich in September 1938, declaring “peace for our time”. That lasted all of one year, when Hitler reneged on his commitments, obliging a reluctant Chamberlain to declare war on Germany in September 1939, after Nazi Germany invaded Poland.  Appeasers generally make lousy war leaders, and so in May 1940 Chamberlain made way for Winston Churchill and the rest, as they say, is history. ..

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