World: Cool Confrontation

In death, Ho Chi Minh last week achieved what had begun to look like an impossible feat. He brought Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin and Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai together for perhaps as much as 41 hours of talks. In his final testament, Ho described how "deeply I am grieved at the dissensions that are dividing the fraternal parties." Few parties have been less fraternal lately than the Chinese and the Russian, yet both, for their own reasons, responded to Ho's plea for unity. Though the conference at Peking Airport appeared to leave...

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