KOREA: The Suggestion Box

For all its anger at President Syngman Rhee's maneuvers to block the truce in Korea, the United Nations felt obliged to report last week that the old man's tactics had helped him tighten his control in South Korea. "The year ... has been characterized by the consolidation of the President's position," said the U.N.'s Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea.

As if to confirm the commission's judgment, Rhee took steps to consolidate his position still more. Long experience in the dog-eat-dog game of Korean politics had convinced Rhee that to allow...

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