Through some thirty years, John Saul has written about wars for the liberation of Southern Africa, and has worked with movements supporting liberation struggles. This collection of essays brings together long perspectives on regional changes and developments which culminated in the independence of Zimbabwe and Namibia, and the overthrow of Apartheid. Tony Blair has launched an Africa initiative that seeks to open the continent to business. Saul provides a critical assessment of what has, and hasn't, been achieved in the region. Is Africa in a Capitalist Cul-de-sac? Would a new left find a better Alternative?