The War: Riding the Tiger

Addressing 3,500 guests during the annual Al Smith dinner at Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria last week, Ambassador Goldberg enjoined them: "In this debate, let us shun intolerance like the plague. As our sons and daughters would say: 'Let's cool it.' "

What Goldberg hoped above all to cool was the increasingly intemperate and illogical verbal donnybrook over Viet Nam. Other referees weighed in. In the Senate, Washington Democrat Henry Jackson said that both sides "ought to be engaged in reasoning together, not in cutting each other up." In the House, Ohio's Robert Taft called for...

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