Will Rhodesia Go Peacefully?

Burnham, James
December 1976
National Review;12/10/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 47, p1338
The article argues against the intervention of the U.S. in Rhodesia's transition from a white-ruled country to a black-ruled Zimbabwe. It is asserted that the U.S. have to leave Rhodesia alone so as to resolves the power equation among themselves. This power equation is manifested in tribal divisions, ideological and organizational divisions and clash of personal struggles. One can not hope to have a democratic transition amid this conflicts. And it can not be avoided, as the U.S. overture hopes it can, to prefer something of a bloodbath before any democratic transition could take place.


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