Jan Christian Smuts
The first part of this chapter discusses the imperial and intellectual career of Jan Christian Smuts, the long-serving prime minister of South Africa, looking particularly at his connections to, and adoration of, England. It argues that Smuts was both an ethical radical, close to the spirit of the early social democrats and New Liberals of the early C20, and a fierce proponent of white supremacy. The second part of the chapter takes the story to the 1950s and 1960s and reconstructs the response in England to his death.
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