THE NATION: The New Outspokenness


As bright and smiling as the Washington spring day. South Korea's Ambassador You Chan Yang showed up at the State Department one day last week in answer to a summons from Secretary Christian Herter. Thirty minutes later he emerged glumly. Within the hour. State Department Press Officer Lincoln White told reporters that Herter had expressed the U.S.'s "profound and growing concern" over 1) the highhanded suppression of political opposition by South Korea's 85-year-old President Syngman Rhee, 2) brutal Korean police action against student protest marchers, and 3) other "repressive measures unsuited to a free democracy." In Seoul, Ambassador Walter...

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