INDONESIA: If God Wills It . . .


President Sukarno's ambitious attempt to resolve his country's chronic crises by executive fiat got off to a crackling start last week beneath the lofty colonial ceilings of the summer palace at Bogor, 30 miles up in the Javanese hills from the sweltering capital of Djakarta.

There, while herds of spotted mouse deer grazed on the lush green lawns, Sukarno summoned the country's military leaders and the slightly confused members of the 24-man Emergency Cabinet he had selected to lead the country out of chaos. "Brethren," said Sukarno, "I as President and Supreme Commander order you all to sit in...

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