Foreign Relations: The Great Peace Teach-in

The brief holiday truce, violated continually by the Viet Cong, had come and gone, and the President said nothing. Day after day, the bombing pause over North Viet Nam went on and the President said nothing. Rumors of peace feelers to Hanoi spread like wildfire, and still the President said nothing.

For a week, Lyndon Johnson remained in insulated silence at the L.B.J. Ranch. Suspense and hopeful anticipation built up. Then, in a spectacular series of midweek revelations, the shroud of mystery lifted. In a characteristic stroke of showmanship, the President had dispatched...

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