ASIA: The Two Anti-Communists

In recent weeks Syngman Rhee has sat in his mansion at Seoul, listening impatiently to a steady stream of U.S. diplomats, Congressmen and other official visitors telling him he must not disturb the peace, and spelling out the U.S. policy decision not to help him if he tries to go it alone. The news was. hard for Rhee to hear, harder still to accept.

He fought and dodged, sulked, pretended he did not understand, threatened to involve his country in national suicide, if necessary. Last week, to one guest fresh from the U.S.,...

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