SOUTH AFRICA: United in Folly

With an assassin's bullets still lodged in the head of its Prime Minister, with its black citizens still smoldering with sullen anger, with a shocked world still crying its condemnation, South Africa incredibly seemed to have learned nothing from its fortnight of revolt. Far from recognizing that something was drastically wrong, the ruling Nationalists, who are mostly Afrikaners, closed ranks. The official opposition, the United Party, which speaks for most of the English-speaking population, offered some minor quibbles but made clear that it stood shoulder to shoulder with the Nationalists in...

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