Mish Middelmann
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Mish Middelmann Mish Middelmann said: " Fascinating reading a book that was written four years before I was born. And that he refers to that time as "when human life seems to be so peculiarly insecure and uncertain."

What struck me in the first chapter entitled "the age of anxiety" is that
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progress:  On page 40. "Beautiful, lyrical, unflinching at pain, makes me proud to be a compatriot" Jan 11, 2015 03:32AM

 
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Mish Middelmann Mish Middelmann said: " Thanks to Thomas Kochman for braving a topic that opens him up to racial criticism. I am finding the book hugely valuable as a South African, even though he clearly addresses US racial issues and doesn't make more universal claims.

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