INDONESIA: Bad and Worse to Come

Indonesia's swaggering President Sukarno almost never takes off his black military-cut pitji in public: he doesn't like to reveal the fact that he is getting balder as the years go by. But protective covering is not the only item in Sukarno's bag of political tricks. If Indonesia is in mild difficulty, Sukarno blames "Western colonialism"; if the country's difficulties begin to cause visible concern at home, he produces hair-raising tales of Dutch, English and U.S. sabotage; and when things really get bad, he trots out the tired, threadbare but ever-serviceable issue of...

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