British Guiana: Old Leftist, New Game

When Dr. Cheddi Jagan. 42. a politically ambitious East Indian dentist, first took power in British Guiana eight years ago, he fluttered the dovecots of empire. Sounding every inch a Marxist. Jagan vowed: "The same bullets which were fired on poor people will be fired on our oppressors." announced that he was forming a "people's police" and abolishing the civil service. In a day when Winston Churchill was still Prime Minister. Britain's reply was to send four warships and 1,600 troops, who ousted Jagan and suspended the brand-new constitution that granted the 147-year-old colony internal...

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