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Vietnam War Books

Jumping on the Vietnam War Commemoration Bandwagon: The Vain Search for Honor

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Mark A. Ashwill

What follows is a point-counterpoint response to the five congressionally-mandated objectives for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a hollow payback for a generation of neglect and mistreatment.

From the Lion's Den: An Open Letter (and Invitation) to Vietnam Veterans

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Mark A. Ashwill

What America owes Vietnam it can never repay, though there are many Americans in the U.S. and Vietnam today, including veterans, who are striving mightily and in myriad ways to contribute to the physical and spiritual healing process.

The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War: Revising the Past, Revisiting the Lies

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Mark A. Ashwill

Instead of a historical whitewash, why not confront the monstrous reality that the Vietnam War, or the American War, as it's logically known in Vietnam, was unjust, unnecessary, and immoral?

How Did the Gates of Hell Open in Vietnam?

Jonathan Schell | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Jonathan Schell

For half a century we have been arguing about "the Vietnam War." Is it possible that we didn't know what we were talking about? After all that has been written (some 30,000 books and counting), it scarcely seems possible, but such, it turns out, has literally been the case.