The Vice-Presidency: Still Talking

Though the debate over Viet Nam had diminished by quite a few decibels, Vice President Hubert Humphrey's voice still rang out loud and clear in defense of the American stand. In a speech before Washington's National Press Club, Humphrey observed that "the war in Viet Nam is far more than Neville Chamberlain's 'quarrel in a remote country among people of whom we know nothing' "—an allusion to the British Prime Minister's celebrated remark about Hitler's planned invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938.

"It is the focus of a broader conflict, which involves the whole Asian continent," Humphrey said. "It also involves...

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