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I highlighted Frank McGee in the grave series yesterday. In it, I mentioned his Vietnam War reporting Same Mud Same Blood, about race relations in the Army in Vietnam. So I decided to watch it. On the subject matter that it intended to show, it’s pretty terrible. It’s clearly there to assuage whites. Yes, it […]
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This is the grave of William Colby. Born in 1920 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Colby came from a military family. His father was a longtime officer who had served in China among other places, though he was more of an intellectual interested in military tactics than a soldier. He went to Princeton, graduated in 1940, […]

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

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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Daniel Berrigan, RIP

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On May 1, 2016
The great anti-war priest has died at the age of 94. The legendary anti-war priest Father Daniel Berrigan died today at 94. He was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called “American military imperialism.” Along with his late brother, Phil, Dan Berrigan played an instrumental role in inspiring […]
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