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South Africa and the United States: The Erosion of an Influence Relationship

South Africa and the United States: The Erosion of an Influence Relationship

By Richard E. Bissell

Praeger, 1982, 147 pp.

Looking at the political, military, economic and sociocultural aspects of the U.S.-South Africa relationship, the author argues that U.S. influence has declined, seemingly because of a faltering American resolve to combat communism. While the reader is led to infer that the United States has blown it with South Africa, what this country has lost thereby and whether this could be remedied are not explicitly considered.