Nation: Cheers from a Cheerleader

Whenever it starts feeling lonely in Southeast Asia, the U.S. can always take heart in at least one staunch, cheerleading, on-the-field friend. That friend is Thailand, and visiting the U.S. last week was one of the Thais' brainiest and most articulate spokesmen, Thanat Khoman, 51, onetime Ambassador to the U.S. and to the United Nations, now his country's able Foreign Minister.

No man to outshout the more vociferous of campus critics. Thanat employed reason and restrained passion to speak up for the U.S. in Southeast Asia and, as he sees it, for the future of freedom there. He sounded his theme on...

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