SOUTH VIET NAM: Holiday Without Joy

There was a singularly urgent tone to President Nguyen Van Thieu's National Day radio address last week. He warned that the combination of an unruly opposition in the South and continued North Vietnamese military attacks could "lead the country into the hands of Communism." The remark was a lightly veiled threat by the President that he would no longer tolerate the massive demonstrations of South Viet Nam's aggressive, Catholic-led resistance that began in September and have since brought his government to its most serious political crisis in years.

Earlier in the week, Thieu, a...

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