The Accidental Ambassador

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The Accidental Ambassador takes the reader on the journey of Tony Leon’s retirement from active political life and into public service as the South African ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. From Leon’s ‘job interview’ with Jacob Zuma at Tuynhuis in 2009, to his immersion in governmental bureaucracy and a three-week crash course on ‘how to be an ambassador’, to the strange stance and contradictions of South African foreign policy and life in Argentina, he shares his entertaining experiences of cultural immersion and the foibles of diplomatic life as well as more serious reflections on misgovernance, eccentric economic populism and politics in his home and host countries. The Accidental Ambassador provides humorous and thought-provoking insight into the behind-the-scenes life of an ambassador and his diplomatic mission.

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The Accidental Ambassador takes the reader on the journey of Tony Leon’s retirement from active political life and into public service as the South African ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. From Leon’s ‘job interview’ with Jacob Zuma at Tuynhuis in 2009, to his immersion in governmental bureaucracy and a three-week crash course on ‘how to be an ambassador’, to the strange stance and contradictions of South African foreign policy and life in Argentina, he shares his entertaining experiences of cultural immersion and the foibles of diplomatic life as well as more serious reflections on misgovernance, eccentric economic populism and politics in his home and host countries. The Accidental Ambassador provides humorous and thought-provoking insight into the behind-the-scenes life of an ambassador and his diplomatic mission.

 

About the Author

Tony Leon is the author of five books and is the longest serving leader of the official opposition in the Parliament of South Africa since the advent of democracy. He served afterward as South African Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. A qualified attorney and Constitutional Law lecturer, Leon served for twenty years as Member of Parliament and played a leading role in the constitutional negotiations which birthed modern South Africa. He is chairman of Resolve Communications and lives in Cape Town

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ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00CD25576
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador Africa (April 4, 2013)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 4, 2013
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 10440 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Print length ‏ : ‎ 220 pages
Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled

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