Your May issue excelled with two articles: “The Meaning of Tet,” by Victor Davis Hanson, and “Why We Hate to Love Judges,” by Hiller B. Zobel. No one has yet been able to figure out an acceptable rationale for why we were so engaged in Vietnam. Mr. Hanson comes as close as anyone in trying to sort the reasoning that led us and kept us there for so long. And, as a judge, I can relate to Zobel’s piece on how our citizens both love and hate us. All Americans should close their eyes for a second to see what our democracy would be like without an independent judiciary. It would, of course, be nothing but darkness and anarchy.