Nation: Mosaic Pattern

In his nasty campaign of harassment against Americans, Indonesia's President Sukarno has stopped their mail, scared off their servants, sacked their libraries and threatened to seize some $417 million worth of their property—all with scarcely more than a whimper from Washington. But Sukarno finally went too far: he began messing with New York World's Fair President Robert Moses, the Phurious Pharaoh of Flushing Meadow.

The Bung (Brother) made his initial blunder when he decided not to reopen Indonesia's $3,000,000 pavilion at the fair because of "the open support given by the U.S. to the neocolonialist project of Malaysia." Moses immediately threatened to...

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