CONTENDING IDEOLOGIES IN SOUTH AFRICA, edited by James Leatt, Theo Knefel and Klaus Nurnberger; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986; 318 pp., $10.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.)

This book is an effort to explain the deep racial conflicts in South Africa from the viewpoint of the many ideologies which have jostled for supremacy in this troubled country since the beginning of its history. The book discusses Capitalism, Liberalism, Africaner nationalism, African nationalism, Black consciousness, Socialism, Marxism, Communism, and Social democracy. The book makes an effort, for the most part successful, to remain objective. While it is rather heavy going, it will help immensely to understand the present conflicts there.