AT a time when so many of the colored peoples of the world are demanding and gaining their independence from colonial rule, it is something of an anomaly to find a people who, having taken a second look, are not sure they want it so quickly or in the way it was planned. This is what has happened on the island of Jamaica, one of the principal units in the Federation of the West Indies. For several decades the British Colonial Office has encouraged the trend toward a Caribbean federation which would ultimately achieve dominion status within the Commonwealth. But

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  • S. WALTER WASHINGTON, visiting Professor at the University of Puerto Rico; formerly on the faculty of the University of Virginia; First Secretary of Embassy in Mexico, 1945-48, and in Madrid, 1948-50
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