oa South African Journal of Higher Education - As by fire: The end of the South African university, Jonathan Jansen - book review

Volume 33 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Jonathan Jansen’s book, As by Fire: The end of the South African university, predicts an apocalyptic spectre, one which will become a reality if it is not immediately confronted and contained. The subtitle evokes an imagery that echoes, though with perhaps less certitude, Francis Fukuyama’s declaration in his The end of history, that the demise of communism and the triumph of the free-market liberal democracy system (Fukuyama 1992) should awaken any slumbering citizen and most certainly the government.

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