South Viet Nam: Opposition at the Altar

The confrontation between South Viet Nam's militant Buddhists and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky careened wildly onward last week. The immolation epidemic of the week before had burned itself out, but the Buddhists had turned to new weapons in their battle to force Ky to resign.

In Saigon, bespectacled Thich Tarn Chau, leader of the moderate wing of the Unified Buddhist Church, opened the week by calling for passive resistance instead of rioting. Then, as if to convince the U.S. that his campaign was directed not at the war effort but only against the oppressions of Ky (himself a Buddhist), Tarn...

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