HOME FROM THE WAR
Viet Nam Veterans:
Neither Victims Nor Executioners by ROBERT JAY LIFTON 478 pages. Simon & Schuster. $8.95.
Robert Jay Lifton, the Yale psychiatry professor who calls himself a "psychohistorian," is a student of holocaust.
His best-known book, Death in Life:
Survivors of Hiroshima, won a National Book Award in 1969. As a onetime Air Force psychiatrist, he often speaks cogently about the high mental cost of war. One therefore expects a great deal of Home from the War.
Lifton was one of a number of psychiatrists who participated in rap groups organized by Viet Nam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). For more than...