SOUTH AFRICA: Gross Interference

"John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it," growled President Andrew Jackson in 1832. The U.S. Supreme Court had just ruled that Georgia could not take over the lands of the Cherokee Indians. Georgia defied Marshall's ruling and the Cherokee were helpless.

The International Court of Justice last week ruled that South Africa must not take over South-West Africa without approval from the U.N. "We will not submit," said Prime Minister Daniel Malan of South Africa. Here, too, the natives would be helpless.

South-West Africa is a part-desert, part-fertile country with barely one inhabitant for each of its...

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