South Africa's 2,500,000 whites, divided between Boer and Briton, have rarely disagreed about keeping their preferred position over the 10 million nonwhites. Last week, for the first time since the Union of South Africa was formed in 1910, the write front was cracked. A band of South African Liberals, among them Author Alan (Cry, the Beloved Country) Paton, formed an unashamedly Liberal Party open to all South Africans, regardless of race. The Liberal Party platform: equal rights, made safe by equal votes, for blacks, whites and browns.


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