Northern Rhodesia: Balancing Act

When able, ambitious Iain Macleod asked Harold Macmillan for a crack at running the Colonial Office after the 1959 elections, he knew he was taking on a post that could break or make a politician. Last week African nationalists, white settlers and a sizable bloc of Tory M.P.s all had a try at breaking Macleod in a bitter fight over the political future of racially divided Northern Rhodesia. At stake, along with Macleod's neck, is survival of the entire Central African Federation, a wobbly, three-state union as big as Texas, California and...

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