The War: Drift & Dissent

It was symptomatic that last week's nonfiction bestseller in Washington was Ronald Steel's Pax Americana. Its message: "America's worth to the world will be measured not by the solutions she seeks to impose on others, but by the degree to which she achieves her own ideals at home."

Comparatively quiescent through the winter and chilly spring, critics are once more raising their cry in the capital for an end to the war in Viet Nam. The summer's rioting has only intensified the malaise of the congressional minority, which has grown increasingly despondent over the war's continuing cost in U.S. dollars...

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