World: Double Standard

Africa's new nations last week gave an alarming display of emotionalism and political immaturity.

It happened over a U.N. speech by South Africa's Foreign Minister Eric Louw, who offered a provocative whitewash of his country's apartheid policy, previously condemned by the U.N. While he was clearly practicing doublethink in his contention that South Africa's rigidly repressed blacks are actually enjoying blissful freedom and enlightened education, Louw also uttered some truths and half-truths that hit the mark. Example: he stressed the Africans' high vulnerability to blandishments by the Soviet bloc, "which conveniently ignores...

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