At this time of fake news, of populism and misinformation, of privateers in the state security system and of state capture by the governing party, this book could not be more urgent or apt. It is a disturbing and furious attempt by Erasmus to explain his own depravity and that of his colleagues, bosses and governments operating under the Stratcom project. Erasmus frames this within the tyranny of the racist, banal and ideological state during apartheid. This book is a letter from history, a visceral confession to South Africans and a letter of love to his family.
Paul Erasmus died on 14 July 2021