Foreign News: The Sightseer

It took all of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's urbane skill at talking through, past and around any subject to make his way through the capitals of British Africa. He had from the first conceived his mission as a journey to "look and learn," but people everywhere expected to hear something about their problems and prospects from the first British Prime Minister ever to visit them. The London Spectator, watching the P.M. straddle one controversial subject after another, began to call the Mr. Macwonder of yore by a new nickname, MacJanus.*

In three out of the four states he visited—Nigeria is virtually independent,...

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