South Viet Nam: A Physician Among Warriors

The clash of arms over Viet Nam has obscured a noteworthy development: for eleven weeks the nation has gone without a coup. That in itself says something for the government of Premier Phan Huy Quat.

Though no one has yet found a cure for the nation's agonizing dementia politica, Dr. Quat has at least made a start. Since he accepted the premiership in the waning days of General Khanh's regime, Quat has moved with agility and a refreshing absence of dogmatism to ease tensions among South Viet Nam's neurotically suspicious interest groups. To be sure, the Buddhist-Catholic split still gapes...