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An African VolkThe Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival$
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Jamie Miller

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190274832

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274832.001.0001

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Dr. Kissinger, I Presume?

Dr. Kissinger, I Presume?

The 1976 Initiatives

(p.225) 7 Dr. Kissinger, I Presume?
An African Volk

Jamie Miller

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 focuses on the Kissinger Initiatives of 1976, during which Washington made a belated—but nearly successful—effort to stave off a Cold War conflict in Southern Africa through encouraging an end to minority rule in Rhodesia and South-West Africa. It argues that John Vorster, increasingly beset by opposition to his state-building agenda grounded in a reconceptualization of the relationship between black and white, effectively exploited Kissinger’s involvement to hide the true nature of South Africa’s commitment to the Initiatives. This left him once again seeking to promote his vision for the white polity covertly and without widespread domestic support. Interweaving the failure of these Initiatives with the Soweto unrest and domestic turmoil at home, the chapter charts the collapse of white political commitment to multinationalism as the roadmap for South Africa’s future both at home and abroad.

Keywords:   Kissinger Initiatives, decolonization, rearmament, Rhodesia, South-West Africa/Namibia, Ian Smith, Soweto

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