Intellectuals have run out of ideas

2008-07-21 00:00

Those who have been following South Africa’s political developments will agree that there is validity in asking the question of whether South Africa’s political intelligentsia has gone bankrupt. When one reads a number of opinion pieces which appear in newspapers, purportedly written by analysts, one cannot help but feel what Alan Paton must have felt when he wrote, rather plaintively: “Cry, the beloved country.”

Instead of viewing South Africa and the world from a different angle, what is being aggressively marketed to the nation is a Zumaphobia.

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