World: In the Jungle of Love

Pro-Western Thailand, whose territory is guarded by U.S. troops, and neutral Cambodia, whose territory is scarcely guarded at all, are both neighbors of embattled Laos and South Viet Nam. But in this part of the world, the god Siva can still seem more important than the ghost of Karl Marx, and what goes on in the Red guerrilla-infested rain forests less urgent than the news from the Jungle of Love.

What is important about the Jungle of Love, a craggy mountain region on the ill-defined Thai-Cambodian border, is that it houses an 800-year-old Hindu temple. Called Phra Viharn by Thais and Preah...

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