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General Suharto, former president of Indonesia, died today at the age of 86. Suharto took power in 1965, officially replacing Indonesia’s first president Sukarno in 1967. He governed for 32 years before the effects of the Asian financial crisis forced him out in May 1998. In Prospect‘s March 1998 issue, Charles Glass saw the end of his dictatorship approaching, and assessed his legacy to his country.

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