INDONESIA: The Smile That Pays

"Why do people make allegations that I am going Communist?" When he put this rhetorical question to a Javanese audience a few weeks ago, Indonesia's President Sukarno knew the answer as well as his critics. Ever since he unveiled his konsepsi to turn the Republic of Indonesia into a "guided democracy" (TIME, March 4), Sukarno's loudest and most effective support has come from the Communists. The President argued that he was riding a three-legged horse unless the Communists (among the top four votegetters in Indonesia) were included in the government, and over...

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