South Viet Nam: How to Make a Martyr

Though South Viet Nam's National Assembly has occupied Saigon's neo-Romanesque Opera House for more than two years, the old building has not suffered from a dearth of drama. Most recently it has been the principal site of President Nguyen Van Thieu's bareknuckle campaign to silence his opposition in the Assembly. Last week the performance reached a climax.

Forged or Forced. Thieu's ire was directed particularly at two Deputies, Hoang Ho and Tran Ngoc Chau. Both were accused of having had "contact with the Communists." Chau admitted to having been in touch with his elder brother, a North Vietnamese intelligence officer,...

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