Indonesia: Promise Her Anything

Indonesia's President Sukarno has always had a lively interest in the ladies—both personally and politically. As his ramshackle nation of 90 million begins a new eight-year Socialist "development" plan, Sukarno, who has had a total of four wives and two divorces, confided that he could not "implement this task without the help of women." In the rosy Socialist future, he promised, every Indonesian girl of marriageable age will have a husband, a radio and a modern kitchen (thus making a piker of Herbert Hoover, who in 1928 campaigned under the Republican slogan...

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