INDONESIA: Point of No Return

Indonesia's President Sukarno, packing up for a six-week tour of nations ranging from India to Egypt and Japan, seemed in a heady mood. "Last year," he told a Djakarta gathering, "was the year of decision. We have reached the point of no return."

Last week thousands of Dutchmen concluded there would be no return for them. For weeks many had clung to their homes and their businesses, hoping that the government would impose moderation on the rampaging nationalists. Instead, the government had only made the seizures orderly, making clear that there was no hope...

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