The War: Do-Gooders with a Difference

Youthful protest over Viet Nam has ranged from mobbing Cabinet officers to burning draft cards. Yet for many young Americans who are profoundly repelled by the prospect of fighting the war, the alternative has been to serve the cause of peace in Viet Nam. That, at least, is the philosophy followed by the 250 members of International Voluntary Services (I.V.S.), a private Peace Corps whose members—including many unabashed Vietniks—are among the most dedicated workers for social and economic progress in that unhappy land.

Founded in 1953 (eight years before the Peace Corps),...

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