SOUTH VIET NAM: A Spectral Presence

When he turned up for a packed press conference in a wing of Saigon's Independence Palace last week, South Viet Nam's Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky was clad in an outfit that had everything. It was a light blue, double-breasted, bell-bottomed suit with brass buttons—not quite Western, not exactly the Nehru or Mao style, not really a military tunic, but a little bit of each. Above all, it was distinctive and snappy. So was Ky, as he fought for his political life in the wake of his exclusion by the Supreme Court from...

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