Letters: Dec. 12, 1969

Ancient, Hideous Fact

Sir: Your story and pictures of the My Lai massacre [Nov. 28] eloquently reveal the ancient, hideous fact: how war so harshly democratizes both oppressor and victim —by depriving each of his privilege and uniqueness as a human being.

DAVID HARSCHEID Falls Church, Va.

Sir: The trite phrase "My country right or wrong" sounds very hollow in view of the American war atrocities at My Lai. The innocent, helpless civilians so brutally murdered there are another testimony to the fact that "liberty and justice for all" exist only if one happens to...

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