Topic: Vietnam

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Can democracy alone deliver prosperity and stability?

Democracy worldwide faces deep challenges. But good ideas can help overcome them. Athens' Part...   [ continue reading...]

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Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again?

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again? Authors Bruce A. Dixon bruce Thu,...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideology as History: a Critical Commentary on Burns and Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

After watching Episodes One and Two of the Burns and Novick Vietnam War series, I am reminded of the old adage asserting a valuable point for students of histor...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Faces Indictment 

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener Bob Dreyfuss, plus Sarah Leonard on Hillary’s book and Todd Gitlin on Ken Burns’s Vietnam. The post Trump’s Ca...   [ continue reading...]

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How starting – and losing – the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan helped create the conditions for Brexit

Anthony Barnett discusses one of the key arguments in his new book on Brexit and Trump, The Lure of Greatness....   [ continue reading...]

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America Can't Quit Its Afghan War Addiction

It's costing lives, not to mention billions in badly needed funds. Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest warthis cou...   [ continue reading...]

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Dear John McCain: Your Health Care Vote Could Kill More Americans Than the Vietnam War

The Arizona senator's legacy is on the line with his Cassidy-Graham vote. Dear John McCain,  John, I lost my mom to the same aggressive disease you a...   [ continue reading...]

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Afghanistan Again? The US Military's Repetition-Compulsion Complex

Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest war this country ever fought, American soldiers are again being deployed to Afghanistan. F...   [ continue reading...]

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‘The Vietnam War’: Past All Reason

Andrew J. Bacevich The new series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is mesmerizing. But it doesn’t answer the questions about the Vietnam War that many are st...   [ continue reading...]

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Hué Back When: Vietnam’s Pivotal Battle Reconsidered

For Mark Bowden, author of Hué 1968, the pivotal battle of the War in Vietnam did not follow the script most Americans were used to scanning in their new...   [ continue reading...]

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Distorted Views of the Enemy and Bush’s “Axis of Evil”

Many years ago, while the war in Vietnam still raged, the psychologist Ralph K. White wrote a book entitled Nobody Wanted War that has resonated deeply with my...   [ continue reading...]

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Ken Burns' New Vietnam War Series Teaches a Flawed, Misleading Lesson

The new film distorts what scholars, veterans and antiwar activists alike know about the war and its aftermath. When Karl Marlantes takes the screen durin...   [ continue reading...]

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Can Trump Pardon Himself and His Children?

President Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations after his speech on September 19, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) Was it l...   [ continue reading...]

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Oxfam Has Made Refugees Welcome... at Trump's Childhood Home

Andrea Germanos, staff writerWhen can an Airbnb rental make a commentary about the U.S. president's anti-refugee rhetoric and actions and implore world leaders...   [ continue reading...]

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Intertwined Issues: VietnaMarijuana

The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is being shown over 10 nights on PBS. I wonder if they’ll make the point that back in the ’60s...   [ continue reading...]

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Getting the Gulf of Tonkin Wrong: Are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick “Telling Stories” About the Central Events Used to Legitimize the US Attack Against Vietnam?

This past spring I attended an advance screening of excerpts of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary about the US War against Vietnam at Harvard, with...   [ continue reading...]

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The Disgrace of ‘60 Minutes’

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon at the White House As mainstream TV journalism strives to redeem itsel...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its ‘Vietnam syndrome’

A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room. Library of Congress By Paul Joseph, Tufts University In August 1965, Morley...   [ continue reading...]

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Youth in Revolt: Why Millennials Are the Key to Future Social Transformation

Younger Americans may be more skeptical of our bipartisan political system -- a setup that they view as endangering the planet and subjecting most people to ine...   [ continue reading...]

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From Ronald Reagan to Bernie Sanders - RAI with Thomas Frank (5/6)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?' and 'Listen, Liberal,' talks about his journey from being an enthusiastic su...   [ continue reading...]

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