South Africa: Forward with Verwoerd

SOUTH AFRICA Forward with Verwoerd

The names may change, but the issue in South African elections is always dismayingly the same—swart gevaar (black danger), wit baaskap (white bossdom), or just plain apartheid. Last week, when South Africa's 1.7 million white voters went to the polls, there was no new term for Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd's racism, but both major parties were claiming to be the whitest of the white. So extremist have the nation's politics become, in fact, that Segregationist Verwoerd was even accused of being soft on blacks.

The charges would not stick, for during the past five years Verwoerd's police...

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