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Vietnam War news and analysis from The Nation
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.
Start Making Sense
August 24, 2017
Growing Up With Big Brother
A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance.
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August 24, 2017
It Was 50 Years Ago Today: Abbie Hoffman Threw Money at the New York Stock Exchange
To denounce the Vietnam War and bring about the “death of money,” the protest took a playful turn.
August 8, 2017
George McGovern’s Alternative Path for the Democratic Party
His populism and internationalism provide an excellent foundation for a badly needed new approach by the American left.
June 19, 2017
The Summer of Love Is Far More Relevant Today Than You Think
Fifty years later, the hippies’ rebellion against the national security state is more important than ever.
May 18, 2017
Who Pays the Moral Price of War?
Our desire for never-ending intervention overseas causes never-ending pain for our troops.
Peter Van Buren
May 11, 2017
What Kissinger Can Teach Trump about Surviving an Impeachment
It’s all showbiz—that’s how Henry escaped the Watergate dragnet.