Foreign Relations: With Cap & Cloak in Saigon

FOREIGN RELATIONS

She looked slightly siliconized, but otherwise the pneumatic twister on the cover of Ramparts magazine was unmistakably Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu. Why was Ramparts celebrating South Viet Nam's Dragon Lady? And what on earth was she doing in a Michigan State cheerleader's costume? Two lines of type above the cover caricature explained all: THE UNIVERSITY ON THE MAKE (OR HOW M.S.U. HELPED ARM MADAME NHU). Ramparts, a contentious Roman Catholic monthly published on the West Coast, was firing its latest broadside in a long and shrill campaign against U.S. policy in Viet Nam.

"Scurrilous & Silly." The point of the magazine's...