Under cover of a passion for justice, many South Koreans are busier working off old grudges and personal vendettas than in reconstructing their disrupted state. Fortnight ago a cabal of personal enemies and ambitious junior officers forced the resignation of Army Chief of Staff General Song Yo Chan, the man primarily responsible for pressuring ex-President Syngman Rhee out of office without a nationwide blood bath. This week the vengeance-seekers caught up with Rhee himself.

Late last week South Korea's Acting President Huh Chung turned up at the U.S. embassy in Seoul for an hour's secret talk with Ambassador Walter P....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!