AWARDS: But There Is No Peace

With a total of 47 Nobel peace prize nominees, including such divergent figures as Yugoslavian President Josip Broz Tito, Richard Nixon and Viet Nam War Critic Daniel Ellsberg, any decision was bound to be controversial. But the selection last week of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese Chief Negotiator Le DuC Tho for their efforts in attaining a cease-fire in Viet Nam aroused an unprecedented storm of criticism.

Only at the White House was the announcement greeted with unguarded praise. Kissinger was unabashedly delighted; President Nixon, who might have hoped to win it himself, said that the award gave...

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