World: The Heirs-Apparent

Ho Chi Minh is irreplaceable—as his admirers and enemies alike will agree—but he must now be replaced. At week's end, Hanoi Radio announced that a collective leadership "selected and well-trained" by Ho would rule the country, at least for a while. Its members were not named, but these four men are almost certain to be among them: PHAM VAN DONG, the Premier. He was closer to Ho than anyone, although that will not necessarily help him succeed his mentor. Ho called him "my best pupil" and "my other self." Dong's striking face was...

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