National Affairs: Fraternity over Charity

Ever since the State Department learned five months ago that Guinea's President Sekou Toure was coming to the U.S. on a state visit, there had been apprehension in Washington. The proud and handsome young (37) leader of Africa's newest sovereign republic (TIME cover, Feb. 16) is an alumnus of tough Marxist training in Warsaw and Prague, only one year ago led Guinea out of the French Community, and since then has negotiated substantial foreign trade agreements with Communist-bloc nations. The State Department swallowed hard when Toure asked to see a Southern state where there had been racial problems.

By the time Toure's...

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