VIEY NAM: Hanoi: Souvenirs and Spontaneity


Hanoi is a city mobilized for peace, reports TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott, who spent three days there while accompanying the special commission headed by United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock (TIME, March 28). Returning to Washington last week, Talbott wrote these impressions of the Vietnamese capital:

In Hanoi's Chi Linh Park, amidst the tamarind, rhododendron and banyan trees, there are two man-made structures. One is a bomb shelter, constructed in the mid-'60s as U.S. air strikes crept closer to the capital. The other is a round cage with a pagoda-style...

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