South Viet Nam: The Dissident Intellectuals

Although I oppose Communism because of its inhumanity and because it contradicts the basic values of Asians and Vietnamese, I wonder if our people should continue to kill each other over an alien doctrine.

Those anguished words were written by Nguyen Lau, a softspoken, London-educated Vietnamese journalist who until three months ago published Saigon's English-language Daily News. After the authorities discovered that he had discussed his views on peace with a Viet Cong agent, Lau was arrested. Last week, in a dimly lit Saigon courtroom, a military tribunal sentenced him to five...

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