SOUTH KOREA: Holding Action

Intoxicated by a vision of democracy that equates liberty with license, South Korea's young people last week pushed their nation ever closer to anarchy. In Seoul, where the crime rate has quadrupled since April's revolution, the students of 30 schools were out on strike. In Pusan, 1,000 brawling university students smashed up the offices of the daily Pusan Ilbo to show their displeasure with a story condemning student demonstrations. And in the port city of Mokpo, 500 tax-hating merchants discovered that while they had been sacking the local revenue office, their own shops had been burned down...

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