Publisher description for Hope and despair : English-speaking intellectuals and South African politics, 1896-1976 / Paul B. Rich.

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The Soweto crisis of 1976 marked a watershed in South African political and social history. It focused the attention of the world on the injustice of South African society and started the long and tortuous process that has led to the dismantling of Apartheid. This book examines the role and increasing impotence of English-speaking intellectuals and liberals in South African politics from the 19th century until the Soweto crisis.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: South Africa Politics and government, South Africa History, Intellectuals South Africa, English language South Africa