Washington Diarist

S. C.
March 1979
New Republic;3/3/79, Vol. 180 Issue 9, p42
Discusses matters relevant to practical politics in the United States. Saying kind words about President Jimmy Carter in order to provoke an argument; World power Soviet Union's ignorance of a treaty commitment and abandonment of loyal ally Vietnam in the face of communist aggression from China; Broadcast of the television program "Roots: The Next Generation" based on a book by Alex Haley; Prohibition against involuntary military service in the 13th Amendment of the Constitution; Reasons for a return to military conscription.


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