SOUTH KOREA: Honorable Opposition

Cantankerous old (83) Syngman Rhee does not like political opposition, but in the ten years since Korea's independence, and at the insistence of the U.S. and the U.N., has learned to accept it. Police harassment of antigovernment politicians has slackened steadily, and last week when the republic named 233 members to the unicameral National Assembly, its election was the most orderly yet.

On a spring day Koreans, who believe in dressing up to vote, went to the polls 8,500,000 strong, the men in baggy white pantaloons and high black horsehair hats, the...

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