The Passing Summer – A South African’s Response to White Fear, Black Anger and the Politics of Love by Michael Cassidy
Foreword by Richard John Neuhaus / introduction by John Perkins
Michael Cassidy’s 1989 magnum opus grappled with South Africa’s tortured history of racial conflict and apartheid, with the escalating emotions of white fear and black anger. Feeding off one another, these were leading to a sure recipe for national cataclysm. The doctrine of apartheid had infected all of society and time was running out for peaceful solutions. Writing at the height of the apartheid misery, Michael writes sympathetically of South African history, outlining widely applicable principles for the way forward in contexts of conflict according to Christian values.