WAR and inflation, those classic corrosives of society, last week sorely agitated the nation. From New York to San Francisco, tens of thousands of demonstrators paraded to protest the Viet Nam conflict, which now ranks as the fourth costliest war in U.S. history in terms of lives. As of the week ending March 29, combat deaths totaled 33,641, surpassing the Korean War total by 12. Of these dead, 10,000 have fallen since the Paris peace talks began. These grim figures provided an added spur for the peace marchers. With banners demanding BRING THE TROOPS...

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