SOUTH AFRICA: Friend in Need

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth and the conference of Commonwealth Prime Ministers evidently made an impression on the crusty old doctor of divinity who attended as South Africa's representative. Back in Cape Town last week, 79-year-old Prime Minister Daniel Malan, D.D., surprised the House of Parliament with this flat statement: "The Commonwealth gives us the greatest freedom we could wish for . . ." He even cited India's example to prove that South Africa could become a republic (as his Boer Nationalists insist) without leaving the Commonwealth.

Never before had Daniel Malan sounded so much like his ancient enemy, the late,...

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