Smuts, the United Nations and the Rhetoric of Race and Rights

  title={Smuts, the United Nations and the Rhetoric of Race and Rights},
  author={Saul Dubow},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={45 - 74}
  • S. Dubow
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
For almost half a century apartheid South Africa attracted more attention from the United Nations than perhaps any other problem. It served as a key reference point for international developments in human rights and helped to legitimize the United Nations' aspirations to represent the higher ideals and conscience of the world. Throughout the Cold War, and beyond, the iniquity of apartheid was one of the moral and political issues that countries, large and small, aligned and non-aligned, could… Expand
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76. was born in Cape Town and educated at the Universities of Cape Town and Oxford. He is Professor of History at the University of Sussex
  • 1989
A New Deal for the World
Indian criticism of South Africa at the United Nations is covered by, for example, Bridglal Pachai, The International Aspects of the South African Indian Question
  • 1971
A World Made New, op. cit
    He has ongoing interests in the intellectual and institutional aspects of race and science in modern South Africa and is currently exploring South Africa in a transnational context
    • Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa
    Tiptoeing along the