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Vietnam War news and analysis from The Nation
June 30, 2021
‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 29, 2021
These Are the 3 Ways Biden’s Presidency Could Go
Joe Biden has already given us a sense of what to expect from this administration—and what we should worry about.
Andrew J. Bacevich
June 28, 2021
Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent
Fifty years ago this week, the senator read the Pentagon Papers into the
. He never stopped battling war and secrecy. Gravel died on Saturday.
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
May 20, 2021
Foreign Wars Will Jeopardize Biden’s Rescue Plans
Biden needs to learn from LBJ’s mistakes: Progressive domestic policy and hawkish foreign policy can’t coexist.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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April 12, 2021
Ramsey Clark’s Choices
The former attorney general, who died April 9, remained true to his principles.
April 7, 2021
The US Military Is an Extremism Incubator
Many of the January 6 insurrectionists once fought for their country. That shouldn’t come as a surprise.
March 26, 2021
Daniel Ellsberg Isn’t Stopping Now
As he approaches his 90th birthday, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower is still working for peace and justice.
February 9, 2021
Rennie Davis, 1940–2021
“It was there that I learned about the Democratic National Convention,” he said. “It was there that I made the decision: I am going to Chicago.”
October 21, 2020
Aaron Sorkin Sanitizes the Chicago 7
The centrist filmmaker captures the drama of the 1960s, but tries too hard to make radicals palatable to contemporary liberals.