Cycle of Violence

All day I’ve been haunted by this photo of a South African mob, with, in the foreground, that smiling man with the hammer in one hand and a stick in the other.

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The usual violence against immigrants in South Africa has taken on such shocking measures in the last few days that it’s frankly a relief to hear that troops have been called–I just hope they actually help.

Photo: Jerome Delay/AP

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