Eric Louw is a retired professor in political communication with a career spanning South African and Australian universities. Prior to that, he was a former activist, journalist, and media trainer under the African National Congress, where he worked on South Africa's transition into the post-Apartheid era. Louw is an expert on affirmative action, wealth redistribution, and Black Economic Empowerment policies. His Ph.D. was in the study of Marxism, as well as subsequent neo-Marxist theorists (Gramsci, Lukacs, Althusser, Frankfurt School, etc.) and Cultural Marxism. He has authored nine books including "The Rise, Fall and Legacy of Apartheid"; "Roots of the Pax Americana"; and "The Media and Political Process."