CONGO: Dag's Problem Child

As politics in the Congo got more and more hectic, and the U.N. found itself forced to take an ever-bigger hand in the Congo's affairs, an uneasy question posed itself. Doesn't any nation have the right to go to hell in its own way?

The Congo was certainly a shambles. The week began with the President firing the Premier and the Premier firing the President. For days, sphinxlike President Joseph Kasavubu had watched the havoc wreaked by Patrice Lumumba's turbulent decrees, had talked privately of plans to end the chaos, and hesitated. Finally,...

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