The war in the countryside against the Viet Cong is not going well for the South Vietnamese Government in 1963. Then the unpopular nature of the Diem regime is shown in protests in cities and towns of the country by the majority Buddhist community against the more favourable treatment offered by the Government to the Catholics. Protests include monks burning themselves alive. A biography of the new American ambassador to South Vietnam, Henry Cabot Lodge.
To be published on Saturday 2nd October