If you read one of the recent obituaries of Magnus Malan, former defense minister of South Africa, you might have marveled at his evil. In defense of apartheid, said the New York Times, Malan:

“approved counterinsurgencies in Mozambique and Angola; set up a covert agency responsible for disinformation and assassination; sent troops to control unrest in so-called townships, areas designated for blacks; and declared that political rights were not a relevant concern for blacks. He and his aides regularly used terms like ‘annihilate’ and ‘exterminate.’ He approved a biological warfare program.”