Tag: Vietnam

Tom Engelhardt: What if it Weren’t Us?

December 2014

Russians invade Afghanistan (again!), Chinese fight Iraq War (again!).

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

November 2014

Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.

Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and Above

April 2014

After a burst of Western interest in the mid-90s, and amid a complex system of government censorship, Vietnam’s contemporary art scene comes into its own.

Jonathan Schell: The More We ‘Won,’ the More We Lost

March 2014

A 2003 interview with the late great journalist about America’s Vietnam debacle.

Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053

February 2014

After enough time, who still actually cares?

Madeline Felix: Where the Past is Just the Past

October 2013

To my parents, Vietnam was a war; to me, it was a country. Reflections on conflict and memory following the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Robert Reich: Obama’s Political Capital and the Slippery Slope of Syria

September 2013

If Congress approves a strike on Syria, it could come at great political cost.

Joe Winkler: Military Hyper-Efficiency at What Cost?

August 2013

A review of David M. Kennedy's The Modern American Military reveals the trade-offs we've made for our ultra-professional, self-contained, all-volunteer force.

Ocean Vuong: I Remember Anyway

June 2013

Remember. You are already Vietnamese.

Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?

March 2013

A question for veterans that needs answering.

Nick Turse: “I Begged for Them to Stop”

February 2013

Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture

Nick Turse: The Hagel Hearings

February 2013

The last best chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.

Jonathan Schell: How Did the Gates of Hell Open in Vietnam?

January 2013

The atrocities committed by American forces in Vietnam defy easy explanation.

Anything That Moves

January 2013

Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.

Nick Turse: “So Many People Died”

January 2013

The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.

Leah Carroll: Language of Men

June 2012

Anthony D'Aries explores father, culture, and war in his new book Language of Men.

Tom Engelhardt: The Afghan Syndrome

April 2012

Vietnam has left town, say "hello" to the new syndrome on the block.

Chomsky Unplugged

May 2010

Chomsky discusses the unpeople in Iraq, the U.S., and Latin America, clever uses of the internet and international solidarity, and the conversion of a liberal dove to a principled anti-warrior.

Love Tokens

By Tran Da Tu, translated from the Vietnamese by Linh Dinh
August 2007

I'll give you a roll of barbwire / A vine for this modern epoch / Climbing all over our souls / That's our love, take it, don't ask

Trip to Saigon

By Kerri Smith
November 2005

I tell myself I bought the painting as a souvenir, a memory in the French sense. But really it is my consolation for not finding out Amy’s name.