INDONESIA: Not as Brothers

In a sweltering wood-and-asbestos shed in the backyard of the building where Indonesia had proclaimed its independence twelve years ago, some 150 leaders of the chaotic and divided young republic met last week to see if they could keep their independence and still remain a nation. Said Prime Minister Djuanda: "The central government does not wish to dictate anything. Let's not find faults. Let's discuss our problems with open hearts, and a brotherly manner."

It was a tribute to Djuanda's personal political stature, as well as to his powers of persuasion, that the conference convened at all. Among those assembled...

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