THE WAR: Another Pause on the Road to Peace

"My dear Henry, when our talks are completed, can you arrange a position for me as a visiting professor of Marxism at Harvard?"

"With pleasure. But of course, I must be permitted to teach a course in political science in Hanoi."

WITH that jocular exchange about postwar professorships, Presidential Adviser Henry Kissinger and North Viet Nam's Le Duc Tho greeted each other last week in a quietly elegant villa outside Paris. It was the first meeting of the two wily, indefatigable negotiators since they hammered out their nine-point plan early last October. It was to begin what Washington hoped would be...

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