COLD WAR: Next for Conquest

As if surrender at Geneva had given everybody a respite, Western Europe settled back last week and began to savor the prospects of "peaceful coexistence." Not so the Communists. With Indo-China subdued and broken, the Communists had their next victim clearly in their sights, and last week they proclaimed it: Thailand.

The Communists even had their candidate for the job of leading the new conquest. The man: Pridi Phanomyong, a 52-year-old Thai scholar who was respected among Thai nationalists in the manner that Ho Chi Minh was once respected in Indo-China. "For many," said the Bangkok Post, ". . ....

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