There's an incredible scene very early in Peter Davis's award-winning documentary Hearts and Minds (1974) when Georges Bidault, who served as the Fren...
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The following morning the Vietnamese police showed up at his hotel room offering him a deal: He could be on the afternoon Pan Am flight to Guam or he could be in a Vietnamese jail. It was a pleasant flight.
America, it seems, is coming to inhabit the puzzle that was once the lonely outpost of the French Empire. We are now the ageing Grand Nation. We have also been in losing mode since 1968.
Let's pretend that a foreign country has decided to attack the United States mainland.
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