Time Essay: Arguing with South Africa

How to judge South Africa, and what to do about it, represents an exceptionally painful dilemma for the U.S. TIME Managing Editor Henry Grunwald just completed a two-week tour of the country. His impressions:

Americans should talk to South Africa not about morality, but about reality.

Most Americans would call South Africa's treatment of blacks immoral, but we are in a poor position to preach on this: our own progress in race relations has been too slow and too uncertain. The message we should convey to South Africans is that, right or wrong, their...

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