A general view of the Union of South Africa, political, sociological, historical. There is a good amount of material on the political situation and the political leaders -- the internationalist Smuts and the nationalist Herzog and the pro-Axis Malan and Pirow. The many serious problems of the Union are analyzed, their post-war solution perhaps over-optimistically simplified. Sowden believes that the discord between the Afrikaners and the English is already disappearing and that the problem of the eight million sub-privileged natives will be solved by the immigration of more whites. He believes too that the shakling dependency of the Union on its gold and diamonds can be cured by stimulation of agriculture and industry. No revolutionary, he leaves it all to the benevolence of the British Empire. A little known subject, but not definitely treated.