Does De Klerk Deserve a Break?

De Klerk Deserve a Break? No, but Mandela could strengthen his campaign to end apartheid by endorsing a gradual easing of sanctions

At dinner parties in Johannesburg's California-style northern suburbs, liberal whites love to tell foreign guests that "sanctions don't work." The truth, if the stubborn hosts would admit it, is that sanctions certainly have worked, up to a point.

For one thing, the South African economy has lost up to $27 billion over the years as a result of the bans on loans and credits imposed by the U.S. and other Western nations. Without sanctions, there would have been more jobs for whites as well as blacks, not to mention more backyard tennis courts and BMWs for the residents of Johannesburg's mink-and-manure...

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