[LISTEN] Book Feature: 50 People Who Stuffed Up the World
From celebrities to crackpots, and the morally corrupt to political despots, the world has certainly seen its fair share of villains in recent times.
Described as serious and comical, the book ‘50 People Who Stuffed Up the World’ interrogates our understanding of history and our knowledge of culture.
The author of the book, Alex Parker talks about the people featured, and how they made it to the list.
Parker jokingly admits that one of the things they acknowledged at the beginning of the book, was the fact that we are borderline, middle class, white men.
One of the people featured in the book is the Kardashians.
There is no value that they bring to culture and young people’s lives.Alex Parker, author of '50 People Who Stuffed Up the World’
They just walk around on TV, and there’s nothing of value that the family contributes to society says Parker.
50 People Who Stuffed Up the World unites the nastiest names from the last century and beyond in one highly unpleasant yet absolutely entertaining package.
Who would top your list of the 50 people who have done the most to mess up the modern world?
Here’s a list of people who ‘messed up’ the world:
• Idi Amin • Lance Armstrong • Justin Bieber • Osama bin Laden • Ritt Bjerregaard • Tony Blair • Nick Bollettieri • George W Bush • The call-centre drone • Hugo Chávez & Nicolás Maduro • Bill & Hillary Clinton • Jack Dorsey • Mohammed Emwazi • Enver & Talat • Victoria Geoghegan • The Guptas • The guy who killed Concorde • Joseph Hazelwood • Adolf Hitler • J Bruce Ismay • The Israel-Palestine letter writer • Alex Jones • Kim Kardashian • The Kims • Leopold II • Bernie Madoff • Mao Zedong • Diego Maradona • Josef Mengele • Thomas Midgley • Robert Oppenheimer • Pol Pot • Gavrilo Princip • Cecil John Rhodes • Charles Saatchi • OJ Simpson • Steven Spielberg • Stalin & Lenin • Margaret Thatcher • Donald Trump • Verwoerd & Malan • The women’s glossy magazine editor • Mark Zuckerberg
Click on the link below to hear more...
It’s game time, Mzansi, says legend-of-legends John Kani. Arabile Gumede interviews advertising expert Andy Rice.Read More
What is Robinhood? Why is Tesla booming? Arabile Gumede interviews Paul Theron, potty-mouthed MD of Vestact Asset Management.Read More
Wits University has awarded the doctorate in literature in recognition of Kani's contribution to the arts and social justice.Read More
Talent strategist and leadership coach Anja van Beek gives advice on how to remain resilient through lockdown.Read More
Arabile Gumede interviews actress Dineo Moeketsi (Langa) about her attitude to money and beliefs about it.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews reps from the Restaurant Association Of SA, Business Unity SA and the National Liquor Traders Council.Read More
Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane says it is important to engage them and get to know how they are feeling because of COVID-19.Read More
Talented actor, dancer, comedian and activist Siv Ngesi says where there is uncomfortability that is where the growth is happening.Read More
The rapper urged South Africans to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to wear their masks.Read More
The 80-year-old passed away over the weekend at Park Lane hospital in Johannesburg.Read More