The Rt. Hon. Ian Smith, GCLM, ID, former Prime-Minister of Rhodesia, has died in Cape Town, South Africa. He was 88 years old.
Preceded in death by his wife Janet, Mr. Smith had the great misfortune to outlive his era: a true son of the British Empire, trapped in the modern post-colonial world, which he never really comprehended. Like Jefferson Davis, (first and only President of the Confederate States) he put all he had and was in the service of his country, as he understood it, and followed that calling wherever that took him.
Now Mr. Smith, like his country, is part of history. May God grant him peace.