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Obviously Mr. Horowitz was closer to the "movement" that I was, but in my view many or most Americans by 1971 didn't care whether Vietnam sunk into the ocean. Wars in the 3d World were no novelty after 1945, after all, and the young of my generation had no trouble ignoring them regardless of the consequences to those involved. (Does anyone really think anything has changed in this regard? I'd say American interest in a foreign tragedy is about at the tsk tsk level unless Washington decides to get the nation directly involved.) Couldn't do that with Vietnam of course. Therefore, you get a movement to end the war. When the possibility of getting drafted and sent to Nam ended, the peace movement popped like a little kid's balloon. Eric Bergerud