Indonesia: The President, the Generals, And the Angry Young Men

"How about a smile?" asked a reporter. "I am smiling," snapped a puffy-faced President Sukarno at the Pakistan Ambassador's reception. "I'm smiling at the many foreign correspondents abroad. Abroad they say I have been ousted. They say I am a sick man. They say I nearly committed suicide. But I am not a sick man. I have not been ousted. I will never try to commit suicide because I love life. Here I am. I am still President of the Republic. I am still leader of the revolution."

Perhaps. But a better judge of the situation was Sukarno's Japanese third wife,...

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