Using War to Put Food on the Table: Reflections on a Decade of Democracy

  • Steven C. Dubin


“The New South Africa.” “The African Renaissance.” “The Rainbow Nation.” “The New Dispensation.” South Africans habitually invoke these phrases. And each captures the sense of optimism and anticipation of elemental social transformation that has invigorated the bulk of the public since democracy was established in April 1994. Although deep chasms remain between the promise and the reality of this fledgling state, there is a palpable sense of amazement and relief that the actual regime change itself occurred amidst a minimum of disorder and violence.


Collective Memory Nation Building South African Society Cultural Clash Dutch Reform 
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© Steven C. Dubin 2006

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