Right wing reactionaries said that the boycott of White South Africa was pointless. The boycott helped destroy apartheid there just as another boycott could help destroy occupied Palestine.Regimes that appear permanent decline far quicker than we expect. e.g. White South Africa, Eastern Europe, USSR. Boycotts are just one more symptom of historical decline.
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from the article: Guardian editor condemns U.K. journalists' call to boycott Israel