Letters: Sep. 8, 1967

Why They-and We-Fight Sir: Of all the reasons given for the successes of the Viet Cong in South Viet Nam [Aug. 25], none was so important as the statement of the U.S. official that "Viet Nam's traditional society doesn't offer much in the way of opportunity.

The V.C. promote pretty much on merit; that's what attracts and excites the youth." The promise of "promotion for merit" is precisely the lure that brought millions of immigrants to America and drove them and their progeny to settle this giant continent in record time.


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