Pro And Con: Conflicting views on sanctions

Conflicting views on sanctions

As gnawing as the problem of apartheid is the question of what opponents can do about it. The Reagan Administration maintains that the way to influence South Africa's white minority government is to continue doing business with the country. Others, including South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, claim economic sanctions are a way to get P.W. Botha's government to change its policy. Last week anyone seeking to choose between the two opinions had reason to be more confused than ever.

In Washington the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on South Africa urged that the U.S. press its allies to strengthen economic...