World: A Stake in Stability

For a change, South Viet Nam's Buddhist leaders mostly remained indoors last week, quietly minding their pagodas and their own business. Such are the vagaries of Vietnamese politics that the Buddhists, having forced the Ky government to accede to their demands for national elections by September, now found themselves with a greater stake than just about anyone in keeping Ky around so that he can keep his promises. They also discovered that the unrest that they had unleashed was far harder to calm than it had been to foment.

Grudging Response. The one Buddhist leader who remained visible was Thich Tri Quang,...

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