NUREMBERG AND VIETNAM: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Telford Taylor, 224 pages. Quadrangle. $5.95.
AMERICAN VIOLENCE, A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY by Richard Hofstadter and Michael Wallace. 478 pages. Knopf. $10.
Men who take up arms against one an other in public war do not cease on this account to be moral beings, responsible to one another and to God. U.S. Army regulations, 1863
The usefulness and morality of violence at home and in Viet Nam have become dreadful, Siamese-twin preoccupations of a divided American consciousness. A corrosively partisan debate concerning them has just been joined by two scholar-essayistsPulitzer prizewinning...