ISSUES '72: McGovern v. Nixon on the War


THE peace roller coaster seemed to be moving again. Henry Kissinger in Paris, elusive black limousines, suburban hideaways, no hard news but tantalizing intimations of "rapid progress." Twice Kissinger extended his stay 24 hours, inevitably heightening the speculation that the dealing had indeed grown serious. In Saigon President Nguyen Van Thieu contributed his bit by vehemently asserting in a speech that he would never agree to a coalition government—which naturally enough suggested that his future was front and center in the Paris bargaining.

But there was nothing in Kissinger's briefcase that...

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