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Title:South Africa and the United States Arms Embargo
Author:Gann, Lewis H.ISNI
Periodical:South Africa International
Geographic terms:South Africa
United States
Subjects:arms embargo
Military, Defense and Arms
Politics and Government
international relations
Abstract:Although the critics of South Africa differ widely among themselves, most of them have one point in common: the collapse of the South African régime, they argue, is both historically certain and morally just. The United States has a clear moral duty. It should, at the very least, abstain from supplying arms to South Africa, weapons that would he use to repress the majority. The author disagrees with each of these assumptions. The essay deals with the problem of South Africa under the headings: South Africa as a moral outcast; South African decadence and its coming revolution; South Africa and Western strategy; South African arms production. The conclusion is that South Africa, for all its restrictions, is a great deal more free than many régimes with which the USA maintains friendly relations. South African have a relatively free press, independent courts, freedom of religion, and the right to emigrate. The time has come to reverse the American arms boycott on S.A. Tables: ref.