From drug cheats, finance cheats and the morally corrupt to political despots and plain old crackpots, the world has certainly seen its fair share of villains in recent times. Be it through politics, war, sport, culture or just their general idiocy, these are men (and a handful of women) of infamy who have steered our good ship Humanity towards the World-War-fighting, smart-phone-tapping age we are mired in today.
50 People Who Messed Up the World unites the nastiest names from the last century and beyond in one highly unpleasant yet absolutely entertaining package.
(Published in South Africa as 50 People Who Stuffed Up The World.)
Currently in the lead: Vladimir Putin, Hideki Tojo, Pablo Escobar, Fidel Castro, Sepp Blatter…
ALEXANDER PARKER and TIM RICHMAN have authored several books between them, and written for publications in South Africa, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. They are especially interested in the lessons to be gained from popular history.
ZAPIRO is South Africa’s premier political cartoonist. Among numerous accolades, he has won the Principal Prince Claus Award (Netherlands) and the International Publishers Association’s Freedom to Publish Prize.
All three contributors currently live in Cape Town, South Africa.