With civic upheaval happening across the world, Summer 2016 centres on politics. Richard Poplak charts the Jewish journey in South Africa from the Soweto Uprisings until now and asks where the heroes have gone. J.J. Goldberg offers wonderful analysis of American politics, and American Jewish politics, in the run-up to the party nomination conventions in America. And Ned Temko explores the sorry infantile state of our political situation, and why it has become such a worryingly global phenomenon. On a brighter note, Yasmin Klein shares the living traditions of Jewish life in São Paulo, and Linda Grant and Giulia Miller review fiction by the likes of Etgar Keret and Deborah Levy. The issue rounds off with insights into new work by leading philosophers Noam Chomsky (by D.D. Guttenplan) and Bernard Henri-Lévy (by Martin Bright).