symbolic end of apartheid

South Africa dissolves party that was architect of apartheid from the NYTimes: “It is of huge symbolic significance,” said Robert B. Mattes, a political analyst at the University of Cape Town, “that the party which for a long time was the champion of Afrikaner nationalism and later of white nationalism is now bound for the dustbin of history.”
While the article downplays any political impact (the party has received virtually no substantial voter support for years), I think it is indicative of the depth of social change that there is not even minimal support for the ideology of the old regime. This is Good News!

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