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The South Africa Quagmire: In Search Of A Peaceful Path To Democratic Pluralism
The South Africa Quagmire: In Search Of A Peaceful Path To Democratic Pluralism
Edited by S. Prakash Sethi
Ballinger, 1987, 512 pp.

Trying to close the barn door after the horses have fled, this collection of essays musters some cogent economic and political arguments against sanctions, and a number of essays amount in effect to a defense of inaction by outside parties. The editor himself advocates a visionary scheme for aid to South Africa coupled with precisely targeted sanctions, and a few advocates of international pressure, including Archbishop Tutu and Congressman Howard Wolpe, are given a platform alongside more than 30 opponents, mostly Americans and white South African moderates. Notably missing, apart from Tutu, are any voices of the authentic black opposition.