David Theo Goldberg

  • the Apartheid in the Press

    South Africa has been in and out of the US news this past decade or so, and recently more in than out. Yet with apartheid apparently over in that land part US and part alien; and with a society increasingly made to seem like US or US like it, there appears little left to report. Or so it would seem.

    Gone are the days of dramatic images of police and military violence in the townships, of the bulldozing of squatter camps in the dead of freezing winter nights, of security visits, arrests, and bannings, of politicized funerals invaded by body-snatching police. Gone the antiapartheid rallies, here