THE.ALLIES: Rhee's Round


Syngman Rhee knows how to wait. Exiled in Hawaii and the U.S. (where he got his Ph.D. at Princeton), he outwaited the Japanese for some 40 years; last week after a much shorter time he outwaited the U.N., which was condemning him, and outwitted his own South Korean opponents, who were doing their best to unseat him.

First, after holding martial law over their heads for five weeks, he had the Assembly renew his presidency for an indefinite term (in violation of the constitution which required that the Assembly elect a new...

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