The Moment of Western Marxism in South Africa by Andrew Nash

The Rise and Fall of “The Generation of the 1970s”

Any attempt to build a South African left which is both militant and rational ”” capable both of engaging with the struggles of the oppressed majority and developing analyses and arguments which depend on argument and evidence rather than faith ”” had better be aware that history is against it. We build on an activist culture pervaded by sectarianism and dogma, and an intellectual culture in which the assimilation of radical ideas has reproduced patterns of intellectual dependence and fragmentation ...

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