Smith Takes a Bishop

Kondracke, Morton
August 1978
New Republic;8/26/78-9/2/78, Vol. 179 Issue 9/10, p10
Reports on Bishop Abel Muzorewa's lobbying efforts for an immediate end to the economic sanctions of the United States against Rhodesia. U.S. Senate's passage of a compromise authorizing President Jimmy Carter to lift the sanctions if he finds that Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith has been willing to negotiate with guerilla leaders who oppose the internal settlement and if a new government is installed following fair elections; Congressional opponents' criticisms that the administration is putting American influence behind anti-democratic and Communist-aided guerrillas who want to seize Rhodesia by force and set up another kind of Marxist dictatorship; Carter administration's premise on the way to build American influence and deny the Soviet Union and Cuba the opportunities to meddle in Africa.


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