The World: Park: Survival Is at Stake

The Blue House, official residence of South Korean President Park Chung Hee, sits amidst manicured gardens in the hills overlooking Seoul. There last week TIME Diplomatic Editor Jerrold Schecter, Tokyo Bureau Chief William Stewart and Correspondent S. Chang met with Park for 1½ hours. Relaxed and self-assured, Park alternately smoked a pipe and cigarettes as he propounded his views. Excerpts:

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