Reporting: Camera Obscura

I read the Honolulu declaration as a refusal by the President to put limits on our war aims and on our military commitments in Viet Nam.

—Walter Lippmann

It is remarkable that scarcely a word in either the declaration of Honolulu or in the accompanying communique suggests any expansion of the war.

—San Francisco Chronicle

The aging columnist and the California editorialist hardly seemed to be talking about the same thing. But their disparate readings of the Hawaiian conference were symptomatic of the whole U.S. press. The conference, said the Detroit Free Press,...

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