SOUTH VIET NAM: Darkness Without Exit

Even by the standards of war-torn South Viet Nam, the internal rumblings in Saigon seemed like a poor way to prepare for this week's lunar New Year's holiday. Catholic leaders, aided by students and opposition politicians, denounced South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu as an "enemy of peace." Proclaimed their "indictment," which was reprinted in several Saigon newspapers: "It is impossible to obtain peace with Thieu, because he is a product of war, was nurtured on it and survived with it." The President's response was swift and predictable. The Saigon government...

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