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A Cricket in the Thorn Tree: Helen Suzman and the Progressive Party
A Cricket in the Thorn Tree: Helen Suzman and the Progressive Party
By Joanna Strangwayes-Booth
Indiana University Press, 1976, 320 pp
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This history of opposition politics in South Africa since the advent of the Nationalists to power in 1948 becomes a parable on the weaknesses and strengths of liberalism, as we witness on the one hand the dissolution of the liberal traditions of the United Party and, on the other, the power of Helen Suzman's solitary assault on apartheid.