A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 30, 1972

WRITING about the new doubts concerning the traditional American work ethic, Donald Morrison found last week, can be hard work. "For one thing," he says, "the elements in this essay are so compelling and interwoven that you can summarize them no more easily than a Nabokov novel. And journalists are so accustomed to burning the midnight bulb that you have to remind yourself repeatedly that things can be different in other lines of work."

Saigon Bureau Chief Stanley Cloud can serve as Exhibit A of the work ethic in journalism. "In Viet Nam," he...

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