Australia: Vanquished Vietniks

"Foreign policy is the very core of this election, if foreign policy is taken to mean the wisdom of being involved in Viet Nam." So said Australia's Prime Minister Harold Holt last week as he gambled his political future on his determination to keep Australia's 4,500 men in Viet Nam. In a bitter election campaign between Holt's Liberal-Country Party coalition and the Labor Party of Arthur Calwell, Australia's Vietniks turned out in full force, organizing the most violent demonstrations ever staged against an Australian political leader.

At a Sydney rally last week, spectators hooted and booed Holt for his pro-Viet...

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