Guinea: Slap for Red Pals

President Sékou Touré of West Africa's overheated little coastal country of Guinea declared last week that "Marxist-Leninists with Machiavellian plans" had tried to overthrow his government and set off a "Marxist revolution in Africa."

Coming from anyone else, this would hardly be clashed as surprising news. Coming from Sékou Touré, it was startling indeed, for Guinea's boss is the deep-dyed Marxist who gave the Communists their first foothold on the Dark Continent. He brought in the Poles to organize his public-works program, let the Czechs manage Conakry's harbor and advise the army,...

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