SOUTH AFRICA: Always Abolishing

In Durban last week, white South Africans were privileged to view one of the ugliest representations of man man ever wrought—Sculptor Jacob Epstein's primeval Adam. In accordance with the Nationalist government's policy of apartheid (segregation), Indians and Negroes were barred from the exhibit. Roared big-fisted Sculptor Epstein in London: "The Adam was intended to represent the beginnings of all men . . . Under such Nazi principles of racial selectivity the subject of the statue himself would not be allowed to have a look at it!"

Prime Minister Daniel Malan's Nationalists were in no mood to heed Epstein's protests. They were...

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