Guyana: An Easier Way

The threat from the left in South America need not always be suppressed by armies. It can often be met as easily and more democratically at the ballot box—as the coastal republic of Guyana demonstrated in its general elections last week. Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, who has ruled a shaky coalition since Guyana ceased being British Guiana in 1966, won a clear majority after the votes were counted. His opponent was Dr. Cheddi Jagan, who switched from dentistry to politics and for a time after independence ran British Guiana as a devoted...