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admonition : and as a result effected the transition thousands of Africans who had previously ing for him; a nationalist leader likes at least the those who wish to preserve the country's social solution there.

and political structure in the form they have always known it. In Southern Rhodesia recently The Middle Way the opportunity for progress towards a con- stitutional settlement existed. But the progress has been far too slow. The assumption all along has been that the Southern Rhodesian taunt, as he is known to the whites, is timid and backward and unlikely to cause trouble; they cannot rid themselves of their own preconceptions about him. But given a lead, and he is likely to be&mie very troublesome indeed; and reports from country districts suggest that nationalism is be- Rhodesia have a right to feel sour about past