AMERICAN NOTES: What Prize Glory?

In the best of times, peace is hard to come by and even harder to person alize and attribute to any individual. The Nobel Prize committee learned that the hard way last year when it sought to honor Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese Chief Negotiator Le Due Tho with its Peace Prize for negotiating the U.S. withdrawal from America's longest war. Hawks who blamed North Viet Nam for the hostilities were outraged at the choice of Tho; doves who thought the war could have been ended much sooner were angry at the choice of Kis singer; Richard Nixon was hurt...

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