Books: Collaboration in Korea

MARCH TO CALUMNY (326 pp.)—Albert D. Biderman—Macmillan($5.95).

Americans indulged in some profound breast beating when they heard that G.I. prisoners in Korea had been brainwashed into collaborating on a massive scale with the enemy. Once again Jeremiahs were able to wail that Americans had gone soft from too much good living. But all this emotion was uselessly expended, according to Albert Biderman, a sociologist with long experience in military affairs. Impressively marshaling facts and figures, Biderman argues that U.S. prisoners in Korea behaved as well as prisoners generally have any time, anywhere.

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