Letters: Dec. 18, 1964

Charred Hearts & Politics Sir: It is expecting quite a lot of the Vietnamese [Dec. 11]; to stand by patiently and watch their country slowly disintegrate for a political principle that to them is not only an abstraction but also an invitation to death and destruction. Now, against their will, these people have be come the pawns in an ideological struggle between the great powers. It is no wonder that, contrary to Buddhist teachings, violence erupted in this atmosphere of frustration and fear. We fail to see that Asiatics dislike our disregard for...

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