POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Trial Balance

General Douglas MacArthur invited Roger Baldwin, director of the American Civil Liberties Union, to come to Japan and Korea and give his verdict on how democratization was working. Back last week, Baldwin reported his findings.

On Japan he was enthusiastic. Baldwin, who for 30 years has defended the rights off revolutionaries of all shades, called Soldier MacArthur's occupation of Japan "the greatest revolution I have ever seen." About Korea he was much less hopeful. There, a lack of U.S. policy, an inept military government and factionalism among Korean politicians has produced a...

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