INDONESIA: Home Was Never Like This

Things are always bad in Indonesia, but when they get particularly chaotic, jaunty President Sukarno has a favorite tactic: he takes a trip. Last week he climbed aboard a chartered Pan American DC-6 (estimated cost: $250,000), smiled at his favorite stewardess—curvesome, redheaded Joanie Sweeney—and took off on a two-month world tour (India, Iraq, Soviet satellites, U.A.R., Africa and Cuba), his third in three years. Behind him he left a country bogged in inflationary chaos, a nasty diplomatic quarrel with Peking, a desultory but costly rebellion, and fresh political confusion created by his last-minute appointment of a new Parliament to...

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