The War: Assent from Academe

Until now, most of the statements from the academic community about the war in Viet Nam have come from those on the protesting left. Last week 14 distinguished scholars, all experts on international affairs, issued a 6,700-word statement examining not only the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam but also the future of all Asia. They concluded that a Communist victory in Viet Nam would lead to a greater war later.

The man behind the move, University of California Political Scientist Robert A. Scalapino, has worried that too many of the dissenters' caricatured...

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