A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 10, 1978

In Soweto, South African black teen-agers refused to talk in public, fearful of police retribution. Instead, they climbed on the bus that carried the visiting Americans and, standing in the aisle, spoke haltingly of their struggle for civil rights. Two days later, in an empty Port Elizabeth nightclub, with purple curtains and pedestals of flowers as a backdrop, South Africa's Prime Minister John Vorster met with the same group to argue the cause of apartheid.

To get such sharply contrasting points of view on basic issues troubling Africa and the Middle East, a contingent...

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