THE COMMONWEALTH: Odd Man Out

"Mr. Louw makes the Rock of Gibraltar look like a bowl of jelly," grumbled one Prime Minister last week at the Commonwealth conference in London. As delegate of the Union of South Africa, External Affairs Minister Eric Louw, 69, was by turns stonily silent or truculently noisy. Armed with pamphlets, books and special studies detailing the sins of the other Commonwealth countries, Louw had a ready answer to questions about his nation's racial policies. What about the untouchables in India? he would ask. Turning on Britain's Prime Minister Harold

Macmillan. he demanded: "What about the Netting Hill troubles here?" India's...

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