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In this spectacular and vast study, Horne amasses mountains of evidence about the US role to maintain its role over the planet, most clearly in Southern Africa. Some readers will wince at being reminded that the USSR, with all its contradictions, was the one world force, beyond the enthusiasm and efforts of activist groups, to supply aid to the enemies of Apartheid.
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2020
This book reveals the sordid details of the US-South African alliances that found common purpose in enlisting and maintaining apartheid practices, while also demonstrating the crucial efforts by people worldwide to bring about liberation throughout Southern Africa. Horne, in true fashion, is never content to keep the story within national borders and weaves together a story that takes the reader from Angola and Portugal to London, the USSR, and Cuba. This book is also a toolkit for understanding South Africa less as a metaphor and more as history, with valuable lessons for today. This is the best history of South African apartheid I have ever read.