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Title:Alan Paton and the Rule of Law
Author:Black, Michael
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:rule of law
Law, Human Rights and Violence
About person:Alan Stewart Paton (1903-1988)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/722562
Abstract:'Journey continued' (1988), the second volume of the autobiography of Alan Paton (1903-1988), carries on where the first volume, 'Towards the mountain' (1980), leaves off, describing Paton's life after the Nationalist victory in South Africa in 1948, when 'for the first time in his life he had to challenge the State'. 'Save the beloved country' (1987), a collection of Paton's late speeches, essays and newspaper articles, bears witness to his work after the Liberal Party when, in Paton's first person, 'I became a political observer and my opinions were treated with respect because I had no partisan loyalties'. With the aid of these two additions to Paton's oeuvre, this article considers his achievement in relation to the Rule of Law and his opposition to South Africa's apartheid law as it was drawn up in the mid-to-late 1950s. Ref.