Opinion: Magnifying Lens on Viet Nam

The latest Viet Cong offensive in Viet Nam left the U.S. press as divided as ever on the subject of the war. And perhaps even more so. Mostly, the attacks on the cities served as a magnifying lens; doves grew more dovish, hawks more hawkish, undecideds more undecided. Across the country, the division was more or less even between each of the three attitudes.

What has been demonstrated by the attacks, said the determinedly antiwar St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is the "hollowness of the Saigon government's pretensions to sovereignty in the cities, the fraud...

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