A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 26, 1973

As a TIME correspondent in Canada for 14 years, Ed Ogle had seen it all before. He watched as the nation's Red Ensign, with its British Union Jack, was replaced by the red and white maple leaf flag; he heard the familiar strains of God Save the Queen fade out when O Canada became the national anthem. Now based in Australia, Ogle is again witness to a growing spirit of nationalism in another Commonwealth nation. The new mood Down Under has been fostered largely by Gough Whitlam, Australia's first Labor Party Prime Minister in 23 years and—as Ogle discovered —a hard...

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