The Rhetoric of Thabo Mbeki on HIV/AIDS: Strategic Scapegoating?

  title={The Rhetoric of Thabo Mbeki on HIV/AIDS: Strategic Scapegoating?},
  author={Theodore F. Sheckels},
  journal={Howard Journal of Communications},
  pages={69 - 82}
South African President Thabo Mbeki's rhetoric on HIV/AIDS has been severely criticized in his nation and, especially, in “The West”. A close examination of this rhetoric reveals not only how it evolved rather quickly through very different phases but how it was arguably sincere, angry, and shrewd. Mbeki had sincere questions to ask and, eventually, angry accusations to make. As he did so, he also attempted to unite the Black majority behind his government in opposition to “The West”. “The West… 

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