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This is the grave of William Nolde. It’s hard to imagine being a family member and knowing that your loved one was the last person to die for a terrible horrible mistake. That was the case of William Nolde, the last American soldier to die in the Vietnam War. Born in 1929 in Menominee, Michigan, […]
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On January 11, 1968, around 1,000 workers in Saigon walked off the job, protesting the unfair treatment they faced from South Vietnamese government and demonstrating the lack of commitment to democratic unionism from that government, even as the AFL-CIO pushed them and the U.S. government to make it a priority. In the aftermath of the […]

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 histor

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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 for control, I hesitate very strongly in believing a Ky victory would have significantly altered the fate of South Vietnam. Personality-based analysis […]
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