INDONESIA: The Evil Hearts of Men

INDONESIA The Evil Hearts of Men

"In all fields we are deteriorating and deteriorating continuously," complained Indonesia's President Sukarno to his Constituent Assembly. For three years the wrangling assemblymen had been trying to draw up a new constitution for the rebellion-plagued nation of 87 million. Now Sukarno urged them to vote in his old constitution of 1945, embodying the famed "guided democracy" that would give Sukarno virtually dictatorial power. "God willing," he cried, "let us carry out the socialist reconstruction of Indonesia and hurl liberalism and capitalism as far away as possible."

Having told the Constituent Assembly what to do, Sukarno...

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