Category Archives: Vietnam

“Eleanor Rigby” got her through the pain of Vietnam

Ah, look at all the lonely people! Ah, look at all the lonely people! Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church Where a wedding has been Lives in a dream Waits at the window, wearing a face That … Continue reading

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Shadow of massacre hangs over U.S.-backed university in Vietnam

Should a former Navy SEAL implicated in a massacre of civilians in a Vietnamese village be appointed to head a major¬†American-sponsored¬†university in that country? Fans of redemption narratives seem inspired by the recent appointment of former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey … Continue reading

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Of manhood, Donald Trump and our draft board in Queens

The death of Muhammad Ali and the tributes to his moral courage in refusing to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War have gotten me thinking about the subject of manhood, military service, Donald Trump and a draft board … Continue reading

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