The Afrikaners; The Liberal Dilemma in South Africa

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The Afrikaners

Edited by Edwin S. Munger
Tafelberg, 1979
183 pp.
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The Liberal Dilemma in South Africa

Edited by Pierre L. van den Berghe
St. Martin's, 1979
164 pp. $19.95
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In Munger's collection, a group of Afrikaners (including former Broederbond chief Gerrit Viljoen and journalist Willem de Klerk) look at themselves: loyal, defensive (but not apologetic), they are for the most part quite indirect about their relations with blacks. Their politics vary less than their perceptions-sometimes intensely expressed-of the need for change. Van den Berghe's volume is a mixed bag of sociological analysis by liberals and on liberals; the liberals' commitment to non-violence and their confusion about their own position in South Africa come through most clearly.