17 Feb 2015
Professor Steven Friedman talks about his new book, "Race, Class and Power: Harold Wolpe and the Radical Critique of Apartheid". In the book, Friedman interrogates Wolpe’s ideas to engage with issues affecting modern-day South Africa.
Drawing on Wolpe's work, he argues that the role of private power in South Africa today is important to understand. “Anybody who believes that the future of this country is dependent on one political party isn't paying attention,” he contends. “The reality is that we have a set of problems in this country, which were not created by one group of people and won't be solved by one group, and in that sense we need ideas.” According to Friedman, Wolpe had a number of ideas that are worth revisiting to reflect on the current challenges facing South Africa.
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