Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The State & the Colonial Unconscious

By Peter Hudson, June 2012, Public Affairs Research Institute

My question is this: can the South African state, understood as a liberal democratic constitutional state, recognise the political significance of the collective colonial unconscious?

What is the difference in the ways a liberal democratic state and a national
democratic state are related to this ‘white unconscious’. What should the South
African state qua National Democratic state ‘do’ about this ‘white unconscious’? What is the appropriate political way of dealing with this mode of existence of colonialism?

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