A revolutionary peacemaker

Montreal Gazette, Canada  – Dec 2, 2006

Rabble Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu, by John Allen (Free Press, 481 pages, $35.99), focuses on one of South Africa’s greatest icons, and it’s helpful in understanding why South Africa is still struggling with the after-effects of apartheid.

As much a history of South Africa’s apartheid regime as the personal story of Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner and retired Anglican archbishop, this book serves as a reminder of the price to be paid when governments exploit and abuse a population.