RHODESIA: Smith Changes His Tune

At last, the Prime Minister accepts one man, one vote

A few years ago, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith vowed that one-man, one-vote majority rule would not come to his country—where blacks now outnumber whites by 24 to 1—"in 1,000 years." But last week, in the Rhodesian city of Bulawayo, Smith changed his tune. As a starting point for negotiations with moderate black nationalist leaders living inside the country, he declared, he was now prepared to concede the principle of majority rule, based on universal adult suffrage. In return, he expected some sort...

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