Tag: Vietnam War
They Call Him RratMay 2016
The unlikely bond between a hospice volunteer and a dying Vietnam veteran.
Tom Engelhardt: What It Means When You Kill People On the Other Side of the Planet and No One NoticesAugust 2015
War, sunny side up, and the summer of slaughter (Vietnam and today).
Christian Appy: Our Merciful Ending to the Good WarAugust 2015
How patriotism means never having to say you're sorry.
Christian Appy: America’s Endless WarsApril 2015
Forty years later, will the end games in Iraq and Afghanistan follow the Vietnam playbook?
Nissa Rhee: Back to WarApril 2015
Vietnam and Iraq war veterans find closure only by returning to their war zones.
William J. Astore: Worshipping WarfightersJune 2014
The militarized realities of fortress America.
Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053February 2014
After enough time, who still actually cares?
Madeline Felix: Where the Past is Just the PastOctober 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.
Tom Engelhardt: Teenagers in SpaceAugust 2013
Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn, and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.
Tom Engelhardt: The Secret History of G.I. JoeAugust 2013
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.
Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?March 2013
A question for veterans that needs answering.