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Vietnam War news and analysis from The Nation
March 19, 2018
The Untold Story of My Lai: How and Why the Official Investigation Covered Up General Westmoreland’s Responsibility
The Pentagon’s policy, by clear inference if not explicit directive, was to treat civilians living in Communist-controlled areas as enemy combatants.
March 15, 2018
Robert Reich: Donald Trump vs. the Common Good
Plus, the man who stopped the My Lai massacre, and Katha Pollitt on Russiagate skeptics.
Start Making Sense
January 31, 2018
A Conversation With Richard Falk, Part 2
On Israel, Palestine, and his work as a UN special rapporteur.
January 29, 2018
Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History
Until we correct it, we can count on ceaseless, tragic war.
December 29, 2017
Marcus Raskin: Farewell to a Prodigiously Beating Heart
Above all, he gave us hope.
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November 6, 2017
American Warfare’s Giant Open Secret
All of the wars waged by the United States in the last 70 years have had one thing in common.
October 12, 2017
Two Wars, Two Generations
Set against the backdrop of the Iraq War, Richard Linklater’s
Last Flag Flying
is a road movie that chugs fitfully through military towns, from Norfolk to Portsmouth.
September 22, 2017
What Does a Leader of the Vietnam Anti-War Movement Think About Ken Burns’s Documentary?
According to Todd Gitlin, the film is an extraordinary portrayal of the people who lived through the war—both Americans and Vietnamese.
September 21, 2017
Trump’s Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Faces Indictment
Bob Dreyfuss, plus Sarah Leonard on Hillary’s book and Todd Gitlin on Ken Burns’s Vietnam.
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August 24, 2017
Growing Up With Big Brother
A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance.