Columnists: A Man & His Times

It was a typical Sunday in the New York Times. The lead editorial urged limitation of U.S. forces in Viet Nam and endorsed the idea of "an interim national government acceptable to both sides." Columnist James Reston, also questioning U.S. policy in Viet Nam, brooded over the "gap between the evangelical rhetoric of official Washington and the political realities of the world." The lead letter in the letters-to-the-editor column, written by an assistant professor of humanities, excoriated the U.S. Government for its "blind antiCommunism" and detected a "nascent war psychosis" in the...

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