CAMBODIA: Late Wisdom

Cambodia's ex-King Norodom Sihanouk has long been the most unpredictable political tumbler in Southeast Asia. At the Geneva Conference on Indo-China four years ago, Sihanouk's delegation won Western cheers with its courageous stand against Communist attempts to take Cambodia by negotiation. Later Sihanouk switched to "neutrality," made triumphant tours of Red China and the Soviet Union, at home coupled on-again-off-again praise for the Communists with equally erratic pats and cuffs for the West.

Last week Sihanouk (who has served five times as Premier, rules the country whether in office or out) was back from a long vacation in France, 20...

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