World: Dragon Lady, Dragonfly

In a blaze of flashbulbs, Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu left Saigon last week on a trip to Beirut, Belgrade, and points west. Elaborately coiffed and gowned, she met reporters and defended her views, attacked her enemies, dodged overly curved questions, and displayed an incredibly fascinating feminine charm. Whether twirling a parasol or hiding shyly behind an ivory fan, she both attracted and annoyed. "I had a strong desire to slap her," said one French television interviewer, "but from very, very close."

After the Lynching. Mme. Nhu's performance began at the Saigon airport. She said that when her mother cabled her from the...

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