War is like a whore. If you pay the price, you can indulge in your whims and perversities. —Colonel D., ARVN/Camau An Xuyen It is September, the middle...

What lies behind the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” of 1966? The news out of China seems nothing less than fantasic: vast hordes of the young...

In the hallway of the American Cultural Center in Tokyo, a Japanese employee was arranging a display of photographs that had been taken in Vietnam....

Last February, COMMENTARY asked Bernard B. Fall, Richard N. Goodwin, George Mcgovern, and JOHN P. ROCHE to participate in a three-hour round-table discussion centering on...

Washington is, of course, aware of Peking's hopes for the future; one is tempted to add, only too well aware. What might be called Mao...

Of the 72 years that Mao Tse-tung has lived on this earth, 22 of them, almost half his adult life, were spent in leading a...

This department, though currently conducted by an expatriate European, is not immune from the strains cast upon Atlantic relations by the differences in American and...

What is now happening in Vietnam may well be only the beginning of a new phase in the cold war, with the theater of operations...

In most underdeveloped countries the relationship between the American embassy and the American reporter is fairly simple and generally straightforward. A reporter arriving in, say,...

There are encounters in which a fleeting gesture, a smile, or a momentary blankness of expression can suddenly assume for the observer a symbolic intensity...

New Delhi, November 8, 1962. “Krishna Menon dismissed,” ran the London headlines as we were leaving England, “India on the move.” That was a week ago....

When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, . . . Nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice. —Othello I. War and Revolution, 1941—49 Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang regime...