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The ANC and the Turn to Armed Struggle 1950–1970

SKU: W9685
This book was first published in the late 1960s at a time when the ANC was forced by events to confront major ideological and policy issues. Many of these debates are still not resolved and many have great relevance for the present.

This book was first published in the late 1960s at a time when the ANC was forced by events to confront major ideological and policy issues. Many of these debates are still not resolved and many have great relevance for the present. The issues are: What was distinctive about the armed struggle? Why was a transfer of state power necessary? Why is African nationalist sentiment important? What is the relation between revolution and democracy? What are the prospects for socialism in South Africa? A leading thinker in the ANC discusses these questions and presents ways of approaching them.

About the Editor
Professor Ben Turok is a member of parliament in South Africa, representing the ruling party, the African National Congress. He has been a member of the Liberation Movement for many decades, was an accused in the 1956 Treason Trial, for which he served 3 years in prison, and was in exile for 25 years, returning to South Africa in 1990.

Ben Turok has three degrees, in engineering, philosophy and political science, and he is the author of 19 books on Africa’s development economics and politics. He has lectured at many universities across Africa, and presented papers at numerous conferences and seminars including the United Nations and the European Parliament. He is currently working on the international financial crisis, on Aid to Africa, and the South African economy. He is the editor of New Agenda, a journal of social and economic policy, and head of Political Education for the ANC in Parliament.

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Author: Ben Turok
ISBN: 9781770099685
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431400720 
Size (mm): 200x130mm
Pages: 144pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010-12-01