Books: The Meaninglessness of My Lai

MY LAI 4 by Seymour M. Hersh. 210 pages. Random House. $5.95.

ONE MORNING IN THE WAR by Richard Hammer. 207 pages. Coward-McCann. $5.95.

When news of the massacre broke last November, most Americans at first refused to believe that it had happened. When the basic facts became incontestable, many people still considered them too mundane to merit such a fuss or thought the whole thing ought to be kept quiet so as not to comfort the enemy. Anyone who can read these two books and still cling to either view has lost all sensibility...

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