xii + 308pp., paperback, New Haven & London, 
"This study questions conventional wisdom about the nature and outcome of the South African conflict. Avoiding both wishful thinking and mere moralizing, Heribert Adam and Hermann Giliomee critically examine the applicability of such concepts as colonialism, fascism, and class exploitation cherished by the Left, and the notion of pluralism and identity on the political Right. In contrast to the liberal focus, they find the roots of the South African predicament not in ideological racism or prejudiced Calvinism but in the entrenchment of Afrikaner power and privilege." from the book.