Wednesday, April 27, 2011
When I was a kid in the mid-1960s, I laughed immoderately when Ramparts magazine - the slick voice of the New Left - had a jeering piece about Madame Nhu and her family, deposed by a coup in South Vietnam, entitled "No Nhus is Good News". (Madame Nhu's brother-in-law, President Diem, was murdered in the coup. The coup was covertly backed by the United States.) It turns out that Madame Nhu lived on until this week.