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This is the grave of Walt Rostow. What a Thanksgiving treat to profile at Walt Rostow. So much to be thankful for here….. I always found it amusing that Rostow’s full name was Walt Whitman Rostow. Talk about not fulfilling your namesake’s ideals! He was born in New York in 1916 to a Russian Jewish […]
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The United States will never do enough to compensate Vietnam for the horrible crimes it committed against that country. Those crimes didn’t suddenly end in 1973 or 1975. Rather, the incredible environmental damage from the defoliation campaigns remains a major problem for Vietnam. That’s in terms of defoliation but also the massive pollution of waterways […]
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Spitting Image

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On October 17, 2017
I haven’t seen the Ken Burns Vietnam series yet and given my indifference to Burns, not to mention my outright hostility to his anti-intellectual and anti-scholar claims that professional historians don’t want to engage popular audiences, which is bullshit, I may or may not get around to it. But it has led to a number […]

South Vietnam

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On March 4, 2017

I know it’s fun to read about the intrigues of politics, with its charismatic figures and seemingly missed opportunities, but in terms of South Vietnam and its 1967 battle between Thieu and Ky f

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