South Africa: The Search for a Strategy

Ben Turok


The elaboration of a theory of revolution in South Africa has proved to be an extremely difficult task. This most complex of societies which combines the extremes of capitalism and colonialism in a matrix of harsh differentiation is remarkably resistant to ideal-type analysis. This theoretical difficulty has inevitably spilled over into practical work where the overall strategic sweep and forms of struggle of the revolution have yet to be defined. Instead there has been a great deal of sheer pragmatism, trying here and then there to see where a chink in the white armour will reveal itself.

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