CONFERENCES: The Grin Without the Cat

The Commonwealth of Nations* is one of the largest associations known to history —and one of the most difficult for the rest of the world to understand. It binds together 580 million people in all parts of the world in common trade, common defense, and—up to a point—a common outlook on life. The Commonwealth nations are not joined by formal treaties. They are free to leave any time. The forces which hold them together are as subtle, delicate and elusive to the prying outsider as the forces which bind the atom. The one formal, legal Commonwealth bond: the British...

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