in Primary

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“The Meaning of Vietnam.” New York Review of Books, 12 June, 23-33. Fifteen individuals “were asked to consider the questions of the responsibility for the war; its effects on American life, politics, and culture, and the U.S. position in the world; and the prospects of recovery from it—or any other questions they felt to be important.” Besides Mailer, the contributors include Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth Hardwick, Christopher Lasch, Robert Lowell, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag and Gore Vidal.