The Press: Myth of Anti-Americanism

With mounting stridency, the British press has criticized the U.S. role in Viet Nam, portraying it as a misguided effort in a hopeless cause. But there has always been a minority of U.S. supporters, and one of them is Daily Mail Columnist Bernard Levin, an acid-tongued critic of everything from theater to world affairs.

Levin noted in a recent column that he had spent the previous night at the opera. His readers, he assumed, had spent it watching television or enjoying other pleasures. "A lot of Americans and South Vietnamese, however, spent it dying."

The World's Abuse. On that note, Levin...