Rhodesia: White Hot

Turned down flatly by Britain, condemned by an almost unanimous resolution (107 to 2) in the U.N., threatened with sanctions that could wreck Rhodesia's prosperity, Prime Minister Ian Smith flew home from London last week apparently more determined than ever to issue the "unilateral declaration of independence" that would turn the fury of the world upon his racist regime.

"I don't think it will take us very long to reach a decision," Smith told a press conference before he left. "We believe the dangers attached to doing nothing are worse than the dangers attached to U.D.I. If we have to...

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