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South Africa at War

South Africa at War

By Richard Leonard

Lawrence Hill, 1983, 274 pp.

This excellent overview of contemporary South Africa should be most useful for students and the general reader looking for a lucid summary of facts and issues. Leonard's essays on apartheid, black politics, Namibia, security forces, the arms embargo, South Africa's regional strategy and U.S. policy are crammed with facts and balanced argumentation; although advocating increased pressure on South Africa, he gives the policy of constructive engagement a full hearing, often in the words of its author, Chester Crocker.