The Nation: North Viet Nam's Match for Henry

WHILE world attention has focused on Henry Kissinger for his role in negotiating a peace agreement on the Viet Nam War, Kissinger's counterpart from Hanoi, Le Duc Tho, has remained a mysterious and largely unrecognized figure. Kissinger, 49, the witty bon vivant and cosmopolite, seems to relish the spotlight; Tho, 62, a starchy and somewhat parochial party loyalist, lingers in the shadows, partly because of his own personality and partly as a reflection of his country's wishes. Kissinger once pointed up his own sense of humor and Tho's more doctrinaire determination by telling...

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