RHODESIA: A Cash Price for Peace?

RHODESIA IS SUPER, the signs around Salisbury still proclaim, but the billboard bravado sounds ever more hollow. Last week, for the first time since guerrilla fighting broke out against the white-minority regime 44 months ago, a major terrorist attack touched the capital itself. The attackers, presumably black insurgents, hurled grenades into a crowded downtown restaurant and at a nightclub, injuring at least two whites and throwing the city and its police into a brief but telling panic.

Almost as shocking to the country's 276,000 whites—outnumbered 25 to 1 by Rhodesia's blacks—were some...

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