Vietnam: The Options Narrow

  • Paul M. Sweezy
  • Harry Magdoff
Keywords: History, Imperialism


The breakdown of the peace negotiations in mid-December followed almost immediately by the heaviest bombing of the Vietnam war in the Hanoi-Haiphong area came as a profound shock to the American people who had been lulled into a sense of false optimism by Kissinger's pre-election "peace is at hand" statement and by a steady stream of press reports predicting imminent "breakthroughs" when the negotiations resumed in November. The entire Left, joined by such liberals as Tom Wicker and Anthony Lewis of the New York Times, reacted with horror and indignation.
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