American Notes: Back to Normalcy

For a while, as newspapers and television were given over to the final days of the campaign and analyses of results, it seemed that the only news was election news. But normalcy—or what passes for it—quickly returns. The delegates to the Paris peace talks met for the 91st time and reported no progress. Four men completed a hazardous voyage on a raft from Ecuador to Australia to prove that American Indians could have sailed across the Pacific. American B-52 bombers once again flew missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail to stem a North Vietnamese buildup in the Demilitarized Zone....

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