New Democrats

Beinart, Peter
July 1999
New Republic;07/12/99, Vol. 221 Issue 2, p6
Focuses on the political situation in South Africa as of July 12, 1999. Political strength of the African National Congress (ANC) and lieutenant Thabo Mbeki; Shift of focus for the whites in South Africa from the National Party to the Democratic Party (DP); Accusation by the DP leader Tony Leon that President of South Africa Nelson Mandela and the ANC had too strong ties with Marxism; Claim of Leon that counter-racism is the biggest problem facing the country, despite white wealth and black poverty; Projection of the ANC as a multiracial community.


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