Perhaps policymakers would avoid such folly, such willful blindness to reality, such hubris, such wishful thinking in the future. Fat chance.
The collapse of the American-backed Southern regime began in my hometown. In less than two months, all of South Vietnam capitulated.
It took fifty years and a circuitous route through exile and a mix of Asian and colonial cultures for Vietnam to get its bard.
Book Review of “Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison to America Today,” Tom Wilber and Jerry Lembcke. Review by W.D. Ehrhart.
Ninh, who will turn sixty-six this October, is Vietnam’s most celebrated writer, best-known for The Sorrow of War.
Most POWs who turned against the war felt they had to suppress their beliefs, worried that it would harm their careers, or, worse.
During the Vietnam War, the city of Vinh was almost destroyed by US bombing. Socialists around the world helped rebuild it.
The ongoing search for POWs who are figments of overactive political imaginations and the remains of relatively few US combatants.
How the Dulles brothers, CIA, US Navy turned a decent man into a deceitful spreader of disinformation in support of the Vietnam War.
A westerner’s view of Hồ Chí Minh by Tom Wilber, whose father spoke out against the war while a POW in Vietnam.
“I challenged the army … This time I did dissent and went to the stockade,” shared Steve who joined the Army to organize against the war from within.
An exhibition highlighting the pain of Vietnamese Agent Orange/dioxin victims and the current lawsuit is being held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Largest civil disobedience detention in U.S. history—12,000 in all, including 7,000 people on May 3, 1971 alone. Reflections by Steve Early.
It’s worth revisiting the value of this book’s singular contribution to the knowledge about what the US did in and to Vietnam and its people.