Friday’s Piece

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”

(Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961)

John Lentell
25 September 1971

(Photo: choice of teas at WorkInProgress, Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town. Reflecting on the chequered history of the past 49 years since this piece was published by my father in the Rhodesia Herald newspaper in 1971..)

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