The judges and their Whigs: The mirage of the rule of law in South Africa

The judges and their Whigs: The mirage of the rule of law in South Africa

… [T]he depiction of the highest courts, as the ultimate protector of rights, is at the same time distinctively romantic, and false. The state, in the accurate analysis of Max Weber, is the holder of the monopoly of legitimate force, which includes violence. The legitimate wielders of force are not only the security agencies of…

Western civilisation and Afrikaners: A shared struggle with foundation myth crises

Western civilisation and Afrikaners: A shared struggle with foundation myth crises

A foundation or origin myth develops over time to serve as the foundation of a culture, people, city or civilisation. Such myths are typically presented as a grand narrative and function to justify and explain the current state of affairs, with the events, entities and forces described therein often being considered sacred. The reference here…

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