World: The Top Dogs

Now that apartheid-minded Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd has walked out of the British Commonwealth, many South Africans of British descent find themselves in an awkward position. Though they recoil from the vulgar "master-race" trumpetings of the regime, they are uncomfortably aware that most did not fight it much, all accepted the comfortable benefits. Wrote one such South African to the Johannesburg Star, in a letter that was part taunt and part self-mockery:

"After two days of soul searching, I have decided to back Dr. Verwoerd and the Nationalist government. I shall do so for the same reason that cinema audiences cheered the...

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