Hanoi Author:Mary McCarthy "I am concerned with my comfort, being able 'to live with myself' as people used to say. And that, in a nutshell, was why I had come to North Vietnam. — "Patriotism, I had surmised, had played a large part in my decision to go, and this was true, as far as it went. I could not bear to see my country disfibure itself so, when I might do somethin... more »g to stop it. It had surprised me to find that I cared enough about America to rish being hit by a U.S. bomb for its sake ...."
In five brilliant essays, four of which have already appeared in the New Yorh Reveiw of Books, and a spirited exchange of leters with Diana Trilling, Mary McCarthy conclues her analysis of the was in Vietnam which she first reported in 1967 in her brilliant polemic Vietnam.« less