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The Michael Brooks Show

Dec 16, 2018


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Former ANC revolutionary, founding member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, former intelligence minister in the Thabo Mbeki government and deputy defense minister for Nelson Mandela, Ronnie Kasrils joins us to talk about the African National Congress and Jacob Zuma's politics in the 1990s. How the ANC responded to the rightwing reaction to progress. The ANC's efforts to avoid Neocolonial control following their new access to power. The stickiness of the economic relations of the pre-revolutionary order. Making the best of a neoliberal compromise, and Zuma's shift to corruption.