Magic Program for Viet Nam

Innumerable writers and editors have offered their own plans for ending the Viet Nam war. But the one proposed last week by the Detroit Free Press is surely a leading contender for the most astonishing of all. In a front-page article, Editor Mark Ethridge Jr. urged the U.S. to "capture instead of thwart the social revolution which South Viet Nam needs." Our "puppet government," he said, must be told it has one year to make the necessary social reforms. If they are not made in that time, the U.S. should negotiate a withdrawal on the basis of the National Liberation Front's...

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