Foreign Relations: The Neutralist's Equilibrium

For two years, the traditionally friendly relations between the U.S. and Sweden have been deteriorating into irritation and sporadic anger, mainly because of the Swedish government's demonstrative opposition to America's involvement in Indochina. Sweden has welcomed more than 400 U.S. military deserters, was the first Western nation to give the Hanoi government full diplomatic recognition and is planning to offer North Viet Nam $30 million in postwar aid. In recent weeks, Swedish demonstrators have hurled eggs and epithets at the new U.S. Ambassador, Jerome Holland, a black educator who heard himself jeered as a "nigger" when...

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