World: We Gave Them What They Wanted

During his visit to Washington, Prime Minister Ian Smith was interviewed by Bureau Chief Robert Ajemian and TIME correspondents. Excerpts:

On Majority Rule. I have always believed in qualifications for the vote — a kind of meritocracy, as opposed to democracy. I think it leads to better government. I am critical of the system Jin which] a man who is an absolute rotter, a crook, has the same say as the best man in your land, the most brilliant man. I wonder whether democracy will survive under those circumstances.

But Dr. Kissinger convinced me that...

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