COLD WAR: Victor's Progress

In less than seven years, Chou En-lai had come from a rebel cave in Yenan to triumphant victory over the West on the West's own diplomatic grounds. For however much the U.S. tried to ignore him, however hard Britain tried to soften the ugliness of his victory, Chou last week was on the way to scoring Communism's greatest victory since China fell.

He was demanding, and there was a good chance he would soon get, control of the 22 million citizens of Viet Nam.

Over orange juice with the Premier of France, this suave, well-mannered ex-terrorist calmly disposed of nations and...

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