The year 1972 was a milestone. Traditional alliances were weakened; traditional animosities were cooled. And in Vietnam - an unexpected turn of events. What does it all mean? President Richard Nixon stunned the world in 1972 with his unprecedented summit conference with Communist. Chinese leaders. The apparent success of his venture immediately spurred fresh hopes for a new, worldwide era of harmony and understanding. And then the U.S.S.R. , hasty to get into the act, welcomed Mr. Nixon in Moscow only a few short weeks after his historic trip to the Chinese mainland. The notorious "Cold War" seemed to thaw visibly as Moscovites and Americans amicably shook hands and signed agreements on a number of important issues.
Please click the above PDF icon(s) to view or download the full Magazine Article in PDF format.